As you probably guessed, employers receive hundreds if not thousands of resume for one job, especially after the year we had in 2020.
Many HR departments have gotten so overloaded with job applications that they don’t even read one sentence on most resumes – they just end up in the trash.
So how do you make sure your resume stands out and gets read rather than tossed in the trash?
What value can you provide a company?
Managers and HR departments aren’t interested in your past jobs and accomplishments as much as they are interested in what you can do for the company. They know there are plenty of qualified candidates out there. Anyone can check all the boxes on the qualifications they need – that’s not their concern because they know they’ll find someone.
What they want to know is what value you can provide to the company. What pain points can you solve that others can’t?
That’s your value and what makes you stand out from others who can check the boxes for a college degree, a certain number of years of experience, and job skills.