Manilla Mini: Easy Ways to Revamp Your Resume

Marc Karasu
July 30, 2013

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When it comes to applying for jobs, making sure your resume stands out from the rest is vital to landing the position you want. Improve your resume with these simple steps to ensure that a potential employer knows that you’re the best candidate for the role.

First, make sure you’re speaking to your target audience.

The qualities that an advertising agency would find appealing are not necessarily the same as the ones a PR agency or sales team would like. When it comes to figuring out what to put on your resume, tailor it based on the position you’re applying for.

Second, focus on accomplishments, not daily tasks.

While it’s important to list what you were responsible for at previous jobs, it’s essential to list what you actually accomplished for the company while you were there. Highlight the goals you reached, company milestones where you played a role, and other notable achievements.

Third, add some statistics.

Including hard data in your resume is a great way to show how you contributed to company growth. Did you help increase website traffic? Did you far surpass your target sales goals? By incorporating the percentage in growth that you were responsible for, you’re telling a potential employer: “I can do this for you, too.”

Finally, get a second opinion.

Ask a friend, family member, co-worker or mentor to review and edit your resume. Even if you’re confident in your own editing skills, it never hurts to have a second set of eyes look it over in case you missed something during multiple rounds of revisions.

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