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What are some ways to get your resume shortlisted?
 Posted on 24/2/2021
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Verwin Sathya Krishnan Sathya Krishnan Answered on 25/2/2021Expert

hello Balaji

You can improve your chances of getting your cv shortlisted by using some of these tips below:


Keyword optimization- pick out words from the jd that describe the role, or key technical skills or tools that are referred to as must, and if you have them include those as keywords at appropriate sections. ATS (applicant tracking systems) are trained to pick out matching key words and prioritize the cvs that have higher number of key words that are in context


Rewrite your CV : Tailor your cv to match every role you apply to. Every company has different ways in which they will describe a role and titles are also not standard. Perhaps you are doing a similar role only with a different title/functional name. So rewrite bits to match the jd so the recruiter /hiring manager will be able to identify that you suit the role.


Format of CV : DOnt over clutter the cv with too much information, make it easy for the reader to identify key points that they will look for - education, where you work, your title, duration of employment and where you are located. Too much or too little information can be irritating and that means your cv will not go forward.


Of course other things like fonts and format keep it clean and professional. No colours and all.

hope this helps


Good luck

What are some ways to get your resume shortlisted?

hello Balaji

You can improve your chances of getting your cv shortlisted by using some of these tips below:


Keyword optimization- pick out words from the jd that describe the role, or key technical skills or tools that are referred to as must, and if you have them include those as keywords at appropriate sections. ATS (applicant tracking systems) are trained to pick out matching key words and prioritize the cvs that have higher number of key words that are in context


Rewrite your CV : Tailor your cv to match every role you apply to. Every company has different ways in which they will describe a role and titles are also not standard. Perhaps you are doing a similar role only with a different title/functional name. So rewrite bits to match the jd so the recruiter /hiring manager will be able to identify that you suit the role.


Format of CV : DOnt over clutter the cv with too much information, make it easy for the reader to identify key points that they will look for - education, where you work, your title, duration of employment and where you are located. Too much or too little information can be irritating and that means your cv will not go forward.


Of course other things like fonts and format keep it clean and professional. No colours and all.

hope this helps


Good luck

Verwin Sathya Krishnan
Answered on: 25/2/2021