By Alison Doyle
Job Searching Expert
Employers will usually only spend a few seconds deciding if you are a good enough fit for a job to warrant a more thorough review, so you need to make sure that it is immediately obvious that you have many of the skills, experiences and qualities that they value most highly.
Make a List
The first step in making this impression is to create a list of the preferred qualifications for the ideal candidate for your target job. If a job advertisement is well written and detailed, you might be able to assemble much of your list right from the ad.