Most employers still expect you to submit your resume even though they are accepting online profiles as official applications.
So what exactly do employers look for in a resume?
The Holy Trinity.
These are the three key elements to demonstrate your qualifications for the position on a piece of paper. Sounds daunting but it’s not that bad when you know what you should include. Employers don’t spend a lot of time reading each and every single resume. In order to stand out from hundreds of applicants, you must elevate your Holy Trinity and impress at first sight (you may only get a few seconds; minutes if you’re lucky).
Here’s how you can make your resume sexy and sweep the employers off their feet right away:
- Read the job description/posting of the position that you’re applying. Research about the company as much as possible on their history, mission, vision and current projects.
- Identify the skills, experience, and results the employer is looking for.
- Write down your own skills, experience and results that match up to the employer’s Holy Trinity during step 2.
- Voila! Now you showcase the most important things that an employer wants to gauge:
- Your caliber: What are your skills? How have you applied your skills? What have you accomplished?
- Your competence: How many years have you worked in the position/field/industry? What have you learned? Have you made any career progression?
- Your fit: Is any of your accomplishments relevant to the employer’s current or future goals? Is any of your experience relevant to the employer’s current or future state? Can the employer capitalize or utilize your experience in the near future? Will you be able to replicate the same results for the employer who’s dealing with similar problems?