Is tailoring your resume a necessity?
As we are all aware the job market is competitive. More people are graduating with college degrees, and this results in competition for you as a job seeker! So what can you do to stand out?
*Tailor your resume for the job*
There are several reasons to tailor your resume (besides employers clearly saying they want this)
- Your resume may be scanned by an automatic system searching for those keywords (from the job description)
- An HR recruiter may be scanning your resume searching for those keywords (from the job description)So how do you do this? Look and highlight keywords from the job description. Here is an example for a summer camp counselor with Bright Horizons:
|This position is for the summer for a period of 13 weeks. While working under the guidance of the director, you will have the opportunity to impact the lives of children by providing a safe and nurturing environment for children that encourages their social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. You will work with a talented team of teachers and assist in the design and implementation of a developmentally appropriate curriculum according to the guidelines established by Bright Horizons Family Solutions and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). As Camp Counselor, you will develop, coordinate and schedule program offerings, promoting the program to customers to ensure enrollment. Determines appropriate field trips and makes necessary arrangements. You will have the opportunity to grow professionally as you review important decisions with supervisors and work collaboratively to maintain positive relationships with parents, children, co-workers and clients. Ensure the safety and supervision of children at all times by meeting the physical demands of the position.|
3.) Now that I’ve highlighted some of the key tasks/skills required for this position, I would develop resume bullets that highlight these skills, or move my bullets so the most relevant experiences are what the reader sees first.
For help with building or revising a resume check out our resume building guide: http://studentservices.fgcu.edu/Careers/Files/Resume_Writing_Guide_2014_2015.pdf
You can also make an appointment with a career advisor for a resume review by calling our main number (239) 590-7946