Most of us, at some point in our careers, have applied to some job with some piece of flimsy paper called a resume. Sure, you may have poured your heart into it. You may have really wanted the job. But how do you know your resume got read? How do you know what kind of impression you made on the hiring team? Here some tips are given below:-

Make sure your résumé is tailored to the job you are applying for

Generic résumés may be quick to submit, but far less effective. Better one excellent job application than three shoddy ones.

Researching the cultural norms of the organization is worthwhile. For example, within one industry some will value experience but not care much about education, while others care about your qualifications.

Fifty percent of your success is in the prep work

Decide on a single target job, one that you have the credentials and experience for, then collect six job postings and analyze how your target employers think about and express their needs for that job. Prioritize their common requirements, and capture all the words and phrases used to describe them, in a fresh Microsoft Word© document. Then re-read this composite analysis of employers’ needs: you can now say, “this is how employers think about and describe the job I want.”

This knowledge will help your resume get pulled from resume databases for review by recruiters.

Professional Skills

Clear identification of the skills you bring to a target job is critical to your resume’s database performance and to a strong first impression on a recruiter. Following your Target Job Title and Performance Profile should be a Professional Skills or Core Competencies section.

This is simply a list of all the skills you bring to the job. Placing this list near the top improves your performance with those search engine algorithms, and provides the recruiter with a series of “aha moments” as each word and phrase drives home your suitability.

Structure your résumé carefully

It is easiest for the recruiter if your key skills and background are summarised at the top. Make sure your current and most recent previous role are on the first page.

Your education and qualifications are generally less important than your professional experience, so put these later.

Your resume should highlight your accomplishments

Your resume highlights your accomplishments, not job duties or descriptions. Write your resume to emphasise what you did well, not what your duties entailed  www.iibmindia.in