You know the basics of what goes into a resume but what separates a good resume from a great one? How do you make potential employers sit up and take notice when they read yours? Sometimes it isn’t what you say but how you say it. Finding the right way to get your point across can make all the difference. Let’s look at some examples.
Use Headings That Match the Job You Are Applying For
Most H/R people skim the dozens or hundreds of resumes they get. You may have only scant seconds to catch their eye. If you are applying for a position as an Accounts Receivable Manager, don’t list your skills as “Accounting/Recordkeeping, Management, Computer Skills.” Instead, make your resume pop by changing those headings to “Management of A/R and A/P Accounts, Computerized Accounting Applications, Departmental Administration / Recordkeeping.” Those headings are more in line with the position you are applying for and show the employer that you have exactly the skills they are looking for.