In today’s economy, finding a job is harder than ever. Hundreds of people are submitting their resumes for the same position and for the person trying to decipher which resumes make the initial cut, all of the resumes that come in may start to look the same and it gets harder to find resumes that set themselves apart from the rest.
Here are just a few simple tips that can help set your resume apart from the others.
- Length. Despite popular belief, the 3-page resume is not necessarily better than the 1-pager. Sure, you probably have a lot of experience to list and other accomplishments, but if you can’t condense yourself to one page, then some employers may toss your resume before they get to other important parts. Cut out job experiences that don’t apply to the position you’re applying for. If you need more space, leave out items like “Objectives” and “References”, which are found on most resume templates. Most employers will assume you can produce references if asked and that your objective is to get the job they are looking for.