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March 18, 2016
Optimizing Your Resume for an Effective Job Search
By: Accenture Recruitment

If you’ve been in the market for a new job recently, you might have noticed that the competition is stiff. Recruiters definitely have their work cut out for them when deciding who to bring in for interviews. To be invited, you’ve got to make a great impression, fast – and that starts with your resume.

Read below to learn three important things Accenture recruiters look for when they decide to bring someone in for an interview:

Strategic Keywords – Recruiters may receive hundreds, sometimes thousands, of submissions for a single job posting. Reviewing each individual submission would be impossible. To help sort through job applications, they focus on specific keywords from the job description to screen resumes and find qualified candidates. Successful candidates are able to get past these filters by using strategic keywords, specific to the individual job they’re applying for and its requirements.

Professionalism – While each recruiter has their own preferences, what they can all agree on is that your resume crafts their initial impression of you as a candidate. Be professional. Focus on making sure your resume makes a great first impression – be consistent with your formatting, pay close attention to spelling and grammar and be honest when describing your past roles and responsibilities. While a creative design isn’t exactly a faux pas, its best served when applying for creative jobs.

Accomplishments – Be clear about your background, responsibilities and knowledge. Recruiters want to see not only what you’ve done, but what you’ve accomplished in your past positions. Don’t be afraid to toot your own horn. In addition to your job description, share any awards or commendations you may have received.

Now that your resume is in tip, top shape, don’t forget to visit our Careers Page to learn more about and apply for available opportunities.

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