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Resume Stategies for Portland Job Seekers

If you are applying for a Portland Jobs, your resume is probably already on paper. Before submitting it, however, take a second or third look at it. No two resumes will be the same, but there are some basic steps that each one should follow. When the time comes to write, rewrite, or edit your resume, try to keep these pointers, courtesy of Daniel Scocco at Daily Writing Tips, in mind:

1. Have someone else proofread your resume: you always want to have someone else take a look at what you wrote. Try as we might, we just can’t pick up on every slip up in our writing. Getting a second or even third opinion can help immensely.

2. Tailor each resume specifically for the job you are applying for: avoid having just one generalized resume for every job application. Each job application should have its own resume (and cover letter as well) that specifically addresses why you would be a good fit for that particular position.

3. Not all work experience is relevant or required: this one goes hand-in-hand with the second tip. If there is anything from your past experiences that wouldn’t help you get the job you’re applying for, leave it off.

4. Use the right keywords. Many companies now use digital databases for candidate searching, meaning that HR departments run search queries with certain keywords to find what they are looking for. Use job descriptions and job ads to find out which words suit your resume and make you show up on the company’s radar.

By Kyle Wise

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