Our new resume feature allows you to simply showcase what makes you shine. Next time you apply for a job on your local Used.ca site, attach your resume to your application by clicking the “upload a resume” option. It is an art to both summarize and showcase yourself in one to two pages, so we have compiled some key how-to points to give your resume that extra boost.
- Do your research (social media makes this easy!). If you submit a generic, one-size-fits-all resume, don’t expect an interview. Show the company your genuine interest by letting them know how you’re a fit with their values and culture
- Alter your resume for each role you apply for. Aim to have an example for each essential requirement and as many of the desired requirements as possible
- Mimic the job poster’s language, don’t copy word for word, but if their language best describes a skill they desire and you have, use it
- Make 100% sure you get the company’s name right. If they include the .com, you should too (this is a great tip for when applying for jobs at Used.ca!)
- Give real life examples of why you’re a fit for the position. Buzzwords and fluff can be written by anyone, but your accomplishments and successes are your own
- Don’t just say you’re “detail oriented,” prove it with examples
- Be consistent! For example, if you use periods after bullet points, do this for every bullet point
- Leave the tired phrase: “I would be an asset to your team” to the rookies. Instead, give measurable examples of what you can bring to the table
- Let your personality shine through your resume by using an interesting font or format (especially if you are applying for a job that uses creativity). Trust us, you are not as boring as Times New Roman
- Make sure your LinkedIn and any other public social media channels back the information in your resume – employers are Googling you
- K.I.S.S. (keep it super simple) by condensing your accomplishments to under two pages, you also demonstrate your ability to communicate effectively
Now what’s stopping you from attaching your resume next time you apply for a job on your local Used.ca site? Happy job hunting!!