For any given job opening, HR personnel and hiring managers are deluged with résumés. Since they don’t have the time or resources to interview everyone, they are always looking for ways to weed out candidates as quickly as possible.
In fact, some merely glance at each résumé before deciding whether to toss it in the "yes" or "no" pile. So, it's imperative that you make those few seconds count.
Here are 12 ways to make your resume stand out:
1. Incorporate industry keywords and buzzwords into your resume, but don’t overdo it. Use words and phrases like "accomplished," "developed," "managed," and "team player" in the natural language of the document, says Lisa Rangel, managing director of ChameleonResumes.com.