Every day thousands of employers search for candidates using Indeed Resume. But with 2 million new resumes added each month, how can you make sure employers find yours?
The best resumes entice potential employers, clearly communicate how the candidate is a great fit for the role and use data to highlight achievements. By taking the time to understand the type of job you want and tailoring your resume accordingly, you can increase your chances of an employer getting in touch. Here are four tips to ensure your resume catches the attention of potential employers:
1. Use your headline and summary to stand out
Your headline on Indeed Resume is as an opportunity to stand out from the crowd and make a great first impression. We recommend including a title that reflects the type of job you’re targeting or one that accurately describes your expertise. Use your summary to briefly highlight achievements, skills, professional attributes, industry qualifications and training. Employers value this information, and resumes on Indeed with a headline or summary are 2X more likely to be contacted by employers than those without.
2. Research what employers are looking for
Review job descriptions to understand what skills and experience top employers seek in potential candidates. Use this information to tailor your resume and demonstrate how you’re the right fit for the role. You can also search and view resumes of other candidates who have the type of job you’re looking for to gain insight into the experience and skills employers value.
3. Include relevant keywords
Indeed Resume matches employer search queries to relevant candidates. To ensure your resume appears in search results, include commonly used keywords, phrases and terminology for the types of jobs you’re interested in. Also, if you include acronyms in your resume, spell out the term and include the acronym in parentheses to ensure these qualifications aren’t overlooked.
4. Highlight measurable success in addition to responsibilities
To illustrate the value you’ll bring to a prospective employer, emphasize the results you’ve delivered in previous roles. Where possible, focus on specific projects or deliverables, explain how you had an impact and include metrics to quantify your success. This information helps employers assess the impact you have made in your role and understand the potential value you’ll bring to a new one.
To help you find the right job for your skills and experience, create your Indeed Resume today.