Here’s how you sell yourself on a resume:
1. Add skills listed in the job ad to your resume
Employers look for the specific skills they list in their job ads, and they ignore resumes that don’t include at least some of those skills.
2. Use hard numbers (like percentages and dollar amounts)
Including hard numbers helps you prove your most impressive achievements and skills. For example, if you’re applying for a job in social media management and you have 20,000 Twitter followers, list that number because it proves you can grow a social media account.
3. Place your top achievement in your resume’s introduction
If you don’t catch the hiring manager’s attention at the beginning, they may stop reading and miss your top selling points.
4. Use proper resume formatting
Your achievements may be outstanding, but they’re easy to overlook when not presented in a properly formatted resume.