When hiring managers are looking to fill roles and ultimately employ South Florida, there are a few key ways you can make yourself stand out among other candidates. Here are six ways you can differentiate your resume from others:
1) Tailor your resume to the job. It’s OK to do some research on the company, and tune your resume to the specific role. Try to include relevant experience and skills, and if possible put this at the very top of your CV.
2) Make sure your resume is error-free. We can’t tell you how many times here at Sloane Staffing we review resumes with grammatical errors. This is a huge red flag to potential employers. If you need to, have a friend or family member proofread your resume before sending.
3) Use a template. Resume templates are easy to follow, and will help you make fewer mistakes. Download a resume template from a site like My Perfect Resume.
4) Include metrics. It is important to add numbers to your resume, no matter what the position. Employers like to see what you accomplished for past companies. For example, “I closed 29 deals in a six-month period bringing in over $670k in revenue for the company.”
5) Keep things professional. Avoid using any negative language about previous jobs or employers. This is also not a document that should ever showcase your personal hobbies or political preferences.
6) Don’t use fancy fonts or colors. If you follow a resume template, you will see that loud, fancy fonts and colors are not needed to showcase all of your skills. Keep the document clean and easy to read.
We hope these six tips will help you with your resume writing. If you need further help, feel free to contact us anytime at 561.512.8989.