9 Things Your Resume Says about You ...

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It's no secret that your resume is critical in making or breaking your chances of getting an interview, which is why it's important to know what your resume says about you.

It lists your skills, your experience, and even your goals, but between the lines, what does it really say about you?

You may be surprised what little details can give off either the right or wrong impression of you!

So to be safe, here is what your resume says about you.

1. Your Level of Interest in the Job

This is probably the most important thing on this list of what your resume says about you.

Do you tend to send a generic resume to every company that you're applying to?

Just like you should do when composing a cover letter for each individual position you're applying for, you should also create a unique resume specifically for each individual position.

It can be based on a template, but it should include only the most relevant skills and work history that pertain to each individual position you want.

Actually, according to CNN, 51% of all resumes are now processed via a tracking system that works by detecting keywords.

These keywords are chosen based on what the recruiters are looking for in candidates, and are usually found in the job advertisement itself.

Thus, in order to have your resume seen, make sure to involve ways your past work experience has prepared you for the skills this position was calling for in its advertisement.

2. You Used School to Your Advantage

The reason recruiters look for a degree is because it shows them that you are willing (and have the capability) to learn.

It also shows how committed you are to your future in your field.

If you partied through college and just scraped by choosing the easiest courses, your future employer will see that.

To make up for a shortage of work experience, new college graduates can list some classes that are relevant to the position they are applying for.

Be sure not to list any courses you did poorly in or don't have anything to do with the position.

Also, once you get some job experience under your belt, you should leave off your college courses, as they won't be as important as your experience.

Also, if your GPA was great in school, list it in your education section.

I mean, you worked your butt off in class, why not be proud of it?

You're Hard Working & Accountable
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