Tailoring your resume shows that you care about the job you’re applying for. It also helps you navigate past digital gatekeepers like Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) that scan for specific keywords and qualifications. If you don’t tailor your resume to fit these requirements, it could be quickly tossed aside for other applicants that do.
One way to tailor your resume for a specific role is to change the wording in your experience section to match the position description. For example, if the company is seeking an “Administrative Coordinator,” you might switch out your “Office Manager” title to match. Another area to customize is your skills or “areas of expertise” section, often found at the bottom of your resume. Many people simply add a list of skills that they feel are relevant to the role. However, it’s important to change these bullet points to align with the exact responsibilities and skill set listed in the job description.
Tailoring your resume may seem tedious, but it can help you stand out from the competition. In addition, ATS-friendly tools like Jobscan can make the process easier by providing a fast and accurate analysis of your resume content. Learn how to optimize your resume for ATS and human readers with Jobscan’s Power Edit feature in this tutorial. Tailoring your resume