Jobseeker Advice from CareerRush:

Matching Your Skills To An Employer’s Needs

When an employer is looking to fill a certain position, they will have a list of skills that they believe the ideal candidate should have. The person who is granted the job will be the one who has met most of the criteria on that list and who has proven that they will be able to meet the expectations of their employer. When you are looking to land that job, you will want to immediately present a list of skills that matches the criteria of an ideal candidate that the employer has in mind. How do you know; however, what specific set of skills you need to fit into a particular job?

The answer comes through research. When you hear of an open position, which is being hired for, you need to look into what exactly that position is. This research will help to identify the normal tasks of that job. You will also gain important knowledge about the company itself, knowing what their goals are and you will start to form an idea of how the company itself works. You will be able to use this to your advantage when writing your resume to submit for that particular job opening.

The Language You Use In a Resume Is Important

The specific words that you use in your resume are going to have a lasting effect on anyone who reads your resume. One of the most important elements to include will be very specific job related terms to the position being hired for. The more that you can demonstrate that you have a working knowledge of what the task is and how it will be performed, the better you will be able to show that you know what you are talking about. This can immediately make you stand out more than many of the other candidates, who have submitted their own resumes.

Using language in the correct way can indicate that you are a professional individual, who should be able to fit into the company setting well. All employers want to have an employee who is local and dedicated, showing a lot of personality while still being professional. The words that you use can indicate a great deal about who you are, so watch how you relate your language to the specific job being hired for.

P aint Your Skills as Relevant

You will also want to show that you have learned a great number of skills that you can incorporate into your resume. These particular skills are going to help you stand out more than others. You should not only take steps to include the most important initial skills which relate to a job, but you will want to include other skills which could relate to the position that other people may not include. Draw on work experiences from your past and be creative. The more skills you can list, which show that you may be the right person for any opening, the better a chance you will have on making a lasting impression and getting called back for an interview, putting you one step closer to landing the job.

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