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How do you ‘target” your resume and cover letter?

First, you want to look at the job posting and determine what the recruiter is looking for? Are you an IT Project Manager? Or are you a Software Engineer? Both of these resumes will have very different accomplishments presented as well as keywords. In addition, each IT Project Manager position could have different keywords programmed into the ATS System.

The HR professional adds the keywords into the ATS that they feel are relevant for each position. These keywords can be quite subjective, so it is important to review each posting for the appropriate keywords. One job posting may state that “Strong ability to motivate” is important while another could say “Working independently” is what they are looking for.

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Top tips to help target your resume and cover letter.

To boost your chances of landing an interview (and make the Recruiter’s life much simpler), follow these four easy steps for targeting your resume and cover letter:

  1. Read the job description carefully. You are looking for keywords as well as requirements.
  2. Figure out what the employer needs. What are the duties and responsibilities of the position?
  3. Identify what you can do for their business, how you can meet (or even exceed) these needs. What are your accomplishments that match these needs?
  4. Emphasize this information in your resume and cover letter by using metrics and visual elements to make your achievements stand out, and clearly demonstrate that you are a great candidate for the position.

Yes, tailoring your job search documents to every single posting that catches your eye might be a tedious task, but it pays off handsomely. At iCareerSolutions, we provide targeted, ATS-compatible resumes as well as showing our clients how to target these documents for each position. If you need assistance with your resume and cover letter, please book a complimentary resume review or check out some of our award-winning resumes.

Let us help you land your next position by crafting the best ATS optimized resume or by managing your entire job search. Here’s more information about our Resume Writing Services and Reverse Recruitment Service. Book a call today to speak directly with our CEO and Founder, Arno Markus!

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iCareerSolutions, America’s #1 Executive and Professional Resume Writing Services, Reverse Recruitment, and LinkedIn Profile Development Company. 28X award-winning resume writers deliver professional resumes that get interviews. We have successfully landed our executive clients senior-level leadership positions at companies like Apple, Amazon, EA, Oracle, GM, Google, Facebook, DoJ, Gap, and 2U just to name a few. iCareerSolutions has 200+ 5-star reviews and offers a 60-day interview guarantee. Every resume template created is Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) compatible and highly customized to meet your unique needs.

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