Targeted Resume

HOW TO ENHANCE RESUME CONTENT OVER STYLE

As a former Talent Acquisition professional, I’ve never turned down an applicant because they used a basic textual resume template. Honestly, I prefer simple to unnecessarily over-designed. All I need is a document that I can easily read that shows how you’re the right fit for the target job and accomplishments that prove it. It’s …

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HOW TO INDEX JOB DESCRIPTIONS & INCORPORATE THEM IN YOUR JOB APPLICATIONS

Creating a strategic resume involves understanding your potential employers’ needs and incorporating those into your resume, cover letter, and LinkedIn profile. The most effective way to do that is to understand the job description (JD) and research the company and role. Consider these tips to put that into practice: ➡️ Applying to several jobs blindly …

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 HOW TO READ JOB DESCRIPTIONS & TAILOR APPLICATIONS

🗣️ Client: My resume applications have disappeared into the void. Me: When was the last time you applied? 🗣️ Client: Every day, last night & even a few moments ago. Me: Let’s put it this way when was the last time you actually read a job posting, thoroughly, absorbing every word & contemplating your fit …

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HOW YOU GET INTERVIEWS: PSYCHOLOGICAL & TECHNICAL FACTORS

All job seekers need to realize that getting hired is a game of strategy  but most players come to the battlefield severely unequipped. There’s more to getting hired than just sending in an application. Our modern hiring industry uses technology to select candidates, so we can use both psychological and technical strategies. Here are some …

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HOW TO GET INTERVIEW CALLS FOR A TARGET ROLE?

🔎Challenge: – There’s no doubt about your abilities as a candidate. – You know the industry well. – Leadership is in your blood. – You are well qualified. – However, a potential employer does not know that. Even worse, they barely have time to read the zillion applications & emails they receive. 🔎Action: – Scale …

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ELIMINATE IRRELEVANT/NOT RECENT/NOT IMPORTANT INFO ON YOUR RESUME

Overdetailing and unnecessary information are two common mistakes found in resumes. Change your approach if you’re prone to referring to your two-week project from 10 years ago. A resume should show relevant experience from the most recent past, something every HR and manager is looking for. So, it’s ok to omit jobs and experiences not thematically …

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CRAFT MORE THAN ONE TARGETED RESUME VERSION 

Relevant and tailored resumes are far more successful than generic or common ones. Even when applying for very targeted jobs, the requirements and duties of each position may differ from position to position. Of course, your basic education and the key professional qualification would be on every resume version. However, it is reasonable to carefully …

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