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Be the Obvious Fit

Job Search Tip - Obvious Fit
Obvious Fit

3 Resumes Tips that will make you stand out

You found a job announcement for a position that was written just for you for a company you have dreamed of working for.

How do you increase your chances of being invited for an interview and getting the job?

You make yourself the "Obvious" fit for the position and the company.

Here are some tips on how to be the obvious fit.

1. Study the job announcement.

Studying the job announcement increases your familiarity of knowledge, skills, and abilities the employer is looking for in an ideal candidate. You should identify the keywords and key phrases. Also, determine the skills and experiences that the employer has demonstrated as important to be successful in the role.

2. Match your resume to keywords and phrases.

If you want to get your resume in the hands of the hiring manager, you need to get past the automated tracking system (ATS) and/or HR specialist. To do so, you must use the same language as the job announcement. Make sure that your resume is tailored to the job announcement by using the same keywords, phrases, and industry specific terms. This not only gets you base the "security" gate, but also makes it easier for the hiring manager to quickly identify you as a candidate to seriously consider. Obviously!

3. Showcase your strengths of high importance for the role.

Landing an interview for that dream job requires that your demonstrate that you have those skills, abilities, and qualifications that are most important to the employer. Therefore, it is important to showcase your strengths on your resume.

Typically, these strengths will include both hard and soft skills, as well as work experience and achievements relevant to the role and the company’s mission.

By implementing these 3 tips into your job search and resume writing strategy you will make yourself an irresistible and obvious fit for the job! But, if you need assistance or have questions about your resume or job search, please see my other articles or contact me at

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