Saturday 7 March 2009

Tips to broaden your résumé's appeal

Looking for a job and been told you’re overqualified? Most recruiters don’t recommend dialing down a résumé, but they offer these tips to broaden your résumé’s appeal:

Customize your résumé and cover letter for each opportunity. Play up skills and qualifications that would make you a good fit for the job.

Consider putting your education and work experience on the second page of a résumé, using the first page to highlight specific skills and accomplishments.

Be careful when changing job titles. If your title was well known or even on your business card, it might be hard to hide.

Be careful in deciding what information to leave out.

Don’t be deceptive. Hiring managers are tough to fool.

Don’t panic. Try to hold out for a job that fits.

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