Resume Writing: It’s Not About You, It’s About the Hiring Manager

April 4, 2016

Here are three quick tips that can add great impact to your resume and make yourself more appealing. Keep your value proposition in mind, this means you’re expected to make things simpler and better for everyone you work with. It all starts with your resume. Does it get them quickly to what they’re looking for? Here are three quick ways to guide it there.

• Tailored to the Job.

Make it easy for the people who read your resume to see specifically what they want to see. You can give them what they want by paying very close attention to what they’ve posted they’re looking for,

• Use Keywords and Terms.

For some companies, you’ve got to survive the bots to get to an actual human. That means you need to make sure you’re speaking the bots language. It could be something simple like “Customer Service” vs. “Client Service”. Use the language they want to see.

• Quantitative over Qualitative.

When detailing accomplishments, use exact numbers, dollars or percentages whenever possible. If your vague, people are going to assume you were vague because attaching real numbers would diminish the claim greatly. Use numbers and be ready to back them up with qualifying information in an interview.

If you do version your resume to different employers (recommended), it’s important you keep track of the versions and correlate them accurately. You can do this easily with Google Docs and a Google Sheet. Just link the resume to the contact. This way you’ll be better prepared for the interview.

About NextGen

NextGen is the brainchild of longtime telecom professionals with nearly 50 years of experience and millions of dollars in Telecom Recruiting Services. We focus on establishing long term relationships with our clients and candidates so we can recruit the best and the brightest in the telecom industry. This ‘quality over quantity’ approach is at the heart of everything we do and has resulted in successful job placements at Fortune 1000 firms worldwide.

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