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GET THE JOB | CAREERS W Customize Your Resume hen applying for jobs, it’s becoming increasingly important to stand out in a crowd. Many companies use software to find qualified candidates; it’s likely your resume won’t even be reviewed by an actual human. And even if it does get a set of human eyes, a recent study by employment experts The Ladders shows hiring managers only spend about six seconds reviewing a resume before making a decision. Customizing your application to the specifications of a hiring advertisement can give you an advantage. Your document must be neat, impressive and well organized to make an impression. Here are a few strategies to get a call back. enough to entice a hiring manager. how to highlight your employment It’s crucial to analyze each job achievements. description you are applying for and fine-tune your resume to its According to a study by Jobscan, consider experiences While work experience and more than 98 percent of Fortune 500 education play a major role in companies use an applicant tracking meeting qualifications, don’t forget system to sort through candidates. the extracurricular activities. For Highlight the key terms you see frequently. This system picks the most qualified instance, if it applies to the job, requirements of the job. Look for key When creating your resume, it’s important applications based on qualifications consider including any volunteer roles words and phrases when considering to phrase qualifications similarly to how an and keywords. or charitable positions you have held. specifications. Within a post, you Understand the Job description should analyze the responsibilities and Even a degree and work experience in a particular field may not be Finding the right Keywords employer lists them on their advertisement. Print out physical copies of job postings.