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How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

By DeVry University

Human Resource teams can receive hundreds of resumes on a given day. In fact, recruiting agency ERE suggests the average corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes competing for the same attention.[1]

With a degree in hand, today’s job applicants are actively seeking ways to stand out as their resumes make the important first impression. Forbes recent article, “Six Tips for Avoiding the Resume Black Hole,” provides tips and advice for career seekers to leave their mark.   

“Use keywords. Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at the jobs site CareerBuilder.com, Ruth Robbins, a certified career counselor with the Five O'Clock Club, and Samantha Zupan, a spokesperson for Glassdoor.com agree that using buzz words and key phrases are imperative. ‘Use some of the same words and phrases that appear in the job posting in your resume,’ Haefner says. ‘The computer will then recognize them and move your resume toward the top of the pile because you will be a match.’”

Want more tips from HR professionals regarding resumes? Read the full article here.


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[1] http://www.ere.net/2013/05/20/why-you-cant-get-a-job-recruiting-explained-by-the-numbers/