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Why every resume and cover letter needs to be tailored

Author: Sumeira                                                                                   Date: 02-08-2016

Why Every Resume and Cover Letter Needs to Be Tailored

A lot of times you must have heard this advice that your resume and cover letter needs to be tailored before you apply for a job. It is quite possible that the thought of using a single resume for your job search must have stroked through your brain. Therefore, it is very important to understand the importance of tailoring your resume and cover letter before you hit the apply button using these.

Importance of Tailoring Your Resume and Cover Letter

Employers read a number of resumes every day. Most of the job seekers do not even take the pain of going through the job description before hitting the apply button. These resumes mostly miss the essential information that the employer is seeking.

To set yourself apart from the crowd, you should take time and make sure that your application has all the essential elements that the employers are looking forward to. This simple step shows to the employer that you have studied the position and know about the position and the company.

Secondly, it is also important for you to showcase the skills and expertise for the position. Hence, tailoring the resume.

How to Tailor Your Resume?

Start with highlighting the important keywords that have made their presence more than once in the job description. Use these keywords relevantly spread over the entire resume and cover letter hitting the employers glance just right.

Subtract any skill or experience that holds no relevance with the current job application. Relate your accomplishments with what the role demands you to do. If you can successfully bring out a connection between your accomplishments and the responsibilities that the job demands.

Create a professional snapshot of your career on the top of the resume that includes the important keywords, relevant experience and skills required for the job. 


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