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How to Make Your Resume More Effective

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    Weave in the key language that will resonate with your target audience. When you are describing the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ you did what you did to shave $10,000 off of the cost of servicing your Pennsylvania customer base, then knit in the words that mirror the job description as it makes sense to do so. In fact, before you fret about weaving in those reflective words, first write your compelling stories. If you are already ultra focused on a target goal, many of the key words naturally bubble up in your resume stories.

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How to Make Your Resume More Effective

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    Weave in the key language that will resonate with your target audience. When you are describing the ‘how’ and the ‘why’ you did what you did to shave $10,000 off of the cost of servicing your Pennsylvania customer base, then knit in the words that mirror the job description as it makes sense to do so. In fact, before you fret about weaving in those reflective words, first write your compelling stories. If you are already ultra focused on a target goal, many of the key words naturally bubble up in your resume stories.

Most people fear that colorful resumes will risk rejection. The fact is, more people lose opportunities to other candidates because they cave into that fear. Because of their unease, many people flail when it comes to building persuasive resumes. Resumes are marketing documents. And marketing requires creativity along with a willingness to get uncomfortable.

This slideshow features three resume missteps that job seekers make every day, along with ways to rectify them, identified by Jacqui Barrett-Poindexter, a Glassdoor career and workplace expert. By expanding your vision of a contemporary, high-performing resume, you will empower your job search and land more (and more focused) interview opportunities.