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10 Resume Tips to Help You Land Your Dream Job

Are you tired of submitting your resume to countless job postings without ever hearing back from employers? It can be discouraging, but don’t give up just yet! With the right ATS-friendly resume tips and the help of Voomer, you can increase your chances of landing your dream job.

1. Tailor Your Resume for Each Job

Make sure to customize your resume for each job you apply for using this checklist:

  1. Highlight Relevant Skills and Experiences
  2. Use Keywords from the Job Description
  3. Showcase Accomplishments rather than Responsibilities
  4. Showcase Transferable Skills

2. Use Keywords

Many companies use applicant tracking systems (ATS) to sort through resumes, so it’s important to include relevant keywords from the job posting in your resume. Voomer can help you understand how ATS systems process your resume and identify any missing keywords.

3. Showcase Your Accomplishments

Don’t just list your job duties; highlight specific accomplishments and quantify your results to show the impact you made in your previous roles.

4. Keep it Brief

Aim for a one-page resume that is easy to read and focused on your most relevant experiences. Voomer can help you streamline your resume and remove any unnecessary information.

5. Use Strong Action Verbs

Start each bullet point with a strong action verb to grab the attention of the hiring manager and show your achievements.

Using strong, descriptive action verbs in a resume can help make your accomplishments and responsibilities stand out. Some examples of great action verbs to use in a resume include: “managed,” “led,” “created,” “designed,” “developed,” “coordinated,” “improved,” “increased,” “executed,” “achieved,” “completed,” “supervised,” “represented,” “consulted,” “analyzed,” “evaluated,” and “trained.”

6. Proofread Carefully

Typos and grammatical errors can be a dealbreaker for many employers. Make sure to proofread your resume thoroughly and have someone else review it as well. Typos can also give the impression that you are not taking the job search process seriously, or you lack communication skills.

7. Use Voomer

Voomer‘s ATS resume analysis can improve your resume by providing you with insights into how your resume is being processed by applicant tracking systems (AS). By using Voomer, you can get an in-depth analysis of your resume and receive recommendations on how to make it more ATS-friendly.

Here’s how Voomer‘s ATS analysis can help you improve your resume:

  1. Keyword Analysis: Voomer will analyze your resume for the presence of relevant keywords from the job posting and provide recommendations on how to optimize it for ATS.
  2. Formatting and Layout: Voomer will check your resume for formatting issues that can negatively impact its processing by ATS, such as the use of graphics, tables, or non-standard fonts.
  3. Readability: Voomer will assess your resume for readability, including line spacing, font size, and overall layout, to make sure it’s easy for both ATS and hiring managers to understand.
  4. Relevance: Voomer will compare your resume against the job description and highlight any areas that may need improvement, such as the inclusion of additional skills or experiences that are required for the role.
  5. Errors and Typos: Voomer‘s analysis will also check for errors, typos, and grammatical mistakes, which can decrease your chances of getting noticed by ATS and hiring managers.

By using Voomer‘s ATS resume analysis, you can ensure that your resume is optimized for ATS and has the best chance of getting noticed by hiring managers. This can help you increase your chances of landing your dream job and achieve your career goals.

8. Showcase Your Personality

Your resume is a chance to showcase your personality and show why you’re the best fit for the company. Be careful doing this with design. It is much simpler to craft language to impress the recruiter and the ATS, than to innovate on resume design. Voomer can help you make your resume stand out and show off your unique strengths.

9. Make it Easy to Scan

Use clear headings and bullet points to make it easy for hiring managers to quickly scan your resume and find the information they’re looking for.

10. Optimize for ATS Systems

Optimize your resume for ATS systems by using keywords, avoiding fancy formatting, and using simple, common fonts. Voomer can help you understand how to make your resume ATS-friendly and increase your chances of getting noticed.

With these tips and the help of Voomer, you can create a winning resume that will help you land your dream job. Give it a try and see the difference for yourself!

By David Anderton-Yang

David Anderton-Yang is the CEO and co-founder of Voomer where AI as a force for good, helping people be more confident on video.

He is a former researcher at the MIT Media Lab, Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree.