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Since economic shutdowns began following the outbreak of the novel coronavirus, nearly 50 million Americans have lost jobs. Now that competition in the job market is expected to be strong once economies begin to reopen, it’s important to have a resume that stands out from the rest.
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Here are five tips on how to boost your resume, according to SEO expert Chris Rodgers.
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Customize your resume for specific jobs
It’s important to hone in on the job you’re pursuing, allowing it to shine through on your resume. According to Rodgers, the founder and CEO of Colorado SEO Pros, your resume should be highly tailored to the specific jobs and industries you’re applying to.
“If you are applying to everything under the sun in all different types of positions, it's going to be very difficult to position yourself as the right candidate for a job that is very specific,” he said.
Your resume should also include specific outcomes you've achieved at previous jobs, including numbers and results, instead of just skills.
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Research and include keywords
SEO, which stands for search engine optimization, is a big part of how your resume finds employers. While crafting yours, research and include keywords that match the job listing’s requirements.
Rodgers said keywords are important to trigger the applicant tracking systems, similar to search engines, which employers use to screen resumes. This means the order of how the terms appear in your resume matters.