Customizing your resume for each opportunity is not optional in most situations. Resume/application customization is becoming increasingly important now that most resumes and applications are stored in an employer’s resume database or applicant tracking system (“ATS”).
In addition, several recent studies have indicated that the human reviewer – if/when they do actually see your resume – will spend fewer than 10 seconds looking at your resume before deciding whether or not you are qualified for the opportunity.
Customize your Resume in 5 steps.
The job seekers think that customizing their resumes for specific opportunities is a waste of their time. Not true!
Resumes should be customized to the opportunity the job seeker is applying for. If resumes don’t obviously connect the dots between the job requirements and the applicant’s qualifications, those resumes are rejected with all of the other unqualified applicants.
And, below, are 5 reasons why.
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