The Adaptive Resume and Cover Letter
When you are in the midst of searching for a new career, it can seem hard to stand out from the crowd. You spend hours sending out resumes and cover letters knowing they will just be in a pile with countless others that may contain similar experience and qualifications. One of the best career search tips there is to offer is to customize your resume and cover letter to the job that you are applying for.
Present them with a Focused Cover Letter
It is a huge mistake to have a non-specific, generic and broad focused cover letter. The recruiter reading your documents will realize that you are just sending them out without really taking the time to understand the position and company. The best way to stand out from the crowd is to change your cover letter for each job you apply for.
Follow-up with a Tailored Resume
To adapt your resume and cover letter you will need to research the company a bit. You should make sure you understand the position and how it fits with the company. Read the job description thoroughly, taking note of keywords and skills that are used in the job description. Be sure that your resume reflects skills and experience that the company is looking for. If they mention technology skills that you happen to possess, list them. However, do not include anything that isn’t true.
Adapting your resume makes it easier for the recruiter reading it to identify your matching skills and experience, giving you a greater chance at being called in for an interview. And because you’ve already done your research, you’ll be ready for that step, too.
At Modern Tailored Resumes, we make it our priority to create, the perfect tailored resume to get you one step closer to your dream job. And by starting the process with a touch-base phone call, we make sure to grasp just who you are and what you are looking to showcase to your future employer before creating your new resume. Contact us today and ask about our Professional Resume Writing Service!