2 EASY WAYS TO MAKE YOUR RESUME STAND OUT

Searching for a job is extremely tough. It involves a lot of work; crafting your resume, searching for job listings and online job boards, writing countless different cover letters, preparing for interviews and finally, interviewing.

If you are what to make sure that your resume stands out among the rest, check out two essential tips you should follow.

1. Show off your personality
It often seems like there are too many people and not enough jobs. Many people apply for hundreds of jobs without even securing an interview, which can feel demoralising and frustrating. Make sure your resume stands out by filling it with your personality. Include any volunteering or networking that you have done, and include some character in your cover letter. If you make the interviewer smile, they are much more likely to remember your resume later.

 

2. Take any advice you get

 

If you applied for a job and didn’t get the position, email the company to see if they can provide you with any feedback. It could only have been one thing on your resume that stopped you getting the job, and if you change that now, you are more likely to get hired later. Sometimes it can be hurtful getting constructive criticism, but remind yourself it is just that; it is constructive criticism, designed to help you improve.

 

Do you agree with this? Do you disagree? Let me know with a comment! I hope everyone is enjoying the new year!

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8 comments

  1. The Otaku Judge · January 18, 2016

    My reviews are full of terrible jokes. I probably should avoid including those in my cover letter 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 20, 2016

      I think most resumes are pretty boring – that probably makes you more memorable! I’d rather work with someone funny than someone dull 😛 X

      Liked by 1 person

  2. hsampson · January 19, 2016

    Good and sound advice! Thanks!

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 20, 2016

      Thank you! 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • hsampson · January 20, 2016

        Thank YOU!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Isabella · January 22, 2016

    I love this advice. Makes so much sense:-)

    Liked by 1 person

    • The Twentysomething Social Recluse · January 26, 2016

      Thank you Isabella! I hope you are having a great week 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      • Isabella · January 26, 2016

        Thank you so much, and the same to you:-)<3

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