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5 Tips on how to write a resume that stands out in 2024

 

With dozens of resumes floating in front of a recruiter’s desk, what’s the guarantee that yours will be picked? With modern systems of automation, especially AI being pulled into the mix, there are no “resumes being piled” at the recruiter’s desk at all! (unless you reach the final round, of course) Everything works online with ATSs and AI doing most of the work. And, your resume might be another byte-sized bit of digital nothingness floating amidst a cascade of others. 

Chances are that the automated system of your recruiter did NOT even pick your resume unless you take proactive measures. Now the question that revolves in your head is “How to write a professional resume that stands out from the rest?” Lucky for you, we will be discussing this now, Read ahead!

1️⃣ The Abracadabra to pass the first gates: Keyword research

ATS and AI tools look for keywords in your resume, So the first thing to do to ensure that your resume is picked is to research your target designation and to sprinkle them ADEQUATELY (Yes, don’t overdo it) across your resume. For example, if you are a content writer, you will have to do your research and probably start by typing “keywords used by sales representatives in their resume” on the search bar.

Keywords example for resume

2️⃣ Craft for the catch: study your JD

“Is it fine if I send the same resume to multiple jobs?” Well, you can, but this somewhat might reduce the chances of getting your resume shortlisted, especially if the number of applicants is high. Examine the job description carefully, and keep note of those segments which you have worked on. Make sure to emphasize the segments which the JD elaborately talks about. While crafting these sentences make it a point to use action verbs. For instance, if the following segment is the set of responsibilities given in the JD for a content writer, the following segment demonstrates how your resume should be crafted. 

📌 Responsibilities

  1. Develop and execute comprehensive marketing strategies.
  2. Manage and optimize digital marketing campaigns.
  3. Monitor and report on the performance of marketing initiatives.
  4. Lead and mentor a team of marketing professionals.
  5. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to achieve marketing objectives.

Experience

 

Marketing Manager at XYZ Company, [Dates of Employment]

🔵 Led a team of 5 marketing professionals, effectively coordinating their efforts to drive successful marketing campaigns.

🔵 Developed and executed comprehensive marketing strategies resulting in a 30% increase in customer engagement and a 25% boost in lead generation.

🔵 Managed and optimized digital marketing campaigns, including PPC and SEO, achieving a 40% improvement in click-through rates and a 20% increase in website traffic.

🔵 Utilized strong analytical skills to measure marketing campaign performance, leading to data-driven decision-making and continuous improvement.

🔵 Collaborated with cross-functional teams to ensure marketing objectives aligned with overall company goals, resulting in a 15% increase in revenue.

🔵 Marketing Specialist at ABC Company, [Dates of Employment]

3️⃣ Build your resume to be bulletproof: Insert numerics

Compare these two statements

Statement 1:

I am good at writing articles that are impactful and are crafted exclusively for the target audience.

Vs.

Statement 2: 

I crafted SEO-based articles over a span of 3 months which managed to increase the organic traffic to my website by 30%.

 

Well, it doesn’t take a lot of time to understand that statement two packs the right amount of punch. The second statement also makes the action more believable as compared to the first which although beautifully written, is rather general in its approach. This is another one of the secret sauce recipes on how to make a good resume or in other words, build your resume to stand out.

4️⃣ Easy to read

Now even if you have crossed the hurdles of ATS sourcing tools and other Automated Atorocities, on the end it comes into the hands of a recruiter. That being said, make it a point to write your roles and responsibilities in points, which is easy to read. How? Make the sentences crisp and try to keep the points within six to seven words as much as you can. There are readymade templates that are easy to read. You should not go for anything that’s flashy, with a million images. Rather go for something simplistic and easy on the eyes.

5️⃣ Let an expert resume builder handle it 

In case you feel you are not up to the task or you wish to get the best help you have the best option right here. Bruwrite will help you build your resume to perfection and maximize the probability of getting hired. Let’s face it with changing market trends, there is a chance that most resume models tend to get templatized easily. These experts have worked their way through thousands of resume patterns and have perfected the art of resume creation to help you stand out from the crowd. 

🌟 All the best in crafting your resume and landing that dream job! And reach out to Bruwrite for all your resume-building needs.

 

Know the blogger: Thomas is a literature student by qualification who is also immersed in the world of tech, SaaS, and AI. An artist and wordsmith trying to balance creative exploration along with his thirst for real-world know-how of what’s new and what’s next.

 

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