Don’t Just Apply – Tailor Your Resume


If you are applying for a job that requires a specific skill set, such as  a clerical or administrative job, you cannot send off a generic resume and expect to land interviews. Resume writing takes a little more skill than simply making a list of your past positions and sending it off to every potential employer. If you want to capture the attention of a hiring manager and maximize your chances of getting an interview, tailor your resume to the job description you’re applying for, whether it’s a full time or temporary job.

  • Show you have the right skills. A company that is hiring will usually list specific skills they are looking for. If you tailor your resume to each position you apply for, your resume shows you have the desired skill set. You can detail your past successes in the specific areas that an employer is hoping a job candidate will excel.
  • Demonstrate you are really interested in the position. If you send off a generic resume, an employer or recruiter is going to know you didn’t care enough to tailor the resume to the position. The employer may be more likely to look for a candidate who was excited enough about the job to take time to write an effective, personalized resume based on the job description.
  • Stand out from the crowd. Employers often get tons of resumes for each open position. If a resume does not immediately capture a hiring manager’s attention by showcasing desired skills and abilities, the resume may be tossed onto a pile and lost in the shuffle. On the other hand, a well-written resume that speaks directly to what an employer is looking for is much more likely to encourage the hiring manager to make contact and move the hiring process to the next step.

SmartTalent is a professional staffing agency that can assist you in getting your resume looked at by top companies in Kirkland, Fife, Renton, Lacey, Lynnwood, Everett and surrounding areas so you can impress hiring managers with a well-crafted resume tailored to the job. Give us a call to find out about the ways a staffing service assists with finding positions that allow you to advance your career and achieve professional satisfaction.

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