Use Your Resume to Distinguish Yourself

BUILD MY RESUME

“Distinguish yourself from the vast majority of resumes and online profiles that do not appeal to any target audience, contain insipid or non-existent messages of value, and rely on the ‘throw-it-against-the-wall-and-see-what-sticks’ mentality” said Susan Guarneri, the “Career Assessment Goddess,” in the Q&A interview she did with Quint Careers. Even a standardized online application can stand out from the crowd through the content you choose to input. For example, the content can:
  • demonstrate an understanding of your target audience’s needs and culture through online company research and inquiries with individuals in the profession and industry,
  • showcase value-added results, links to a web portfolio and other online “proof” of success, and a unique personal brand that permeates your past track record, and
  • gain positive traction with the employer through auxiliary means of connection (such as employee referrals and social networking).

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