When you're applying for a brand new job, simply adding a few lines to your old resume and calling it a day isn't going to cut it.
First, you have to research your target job market -- because once you get an idea of who's gonna read your resume and what's important to them, you can shape your message accordingly. Then, you've got to format your resume properly, structure and write your role descriptions in a compelling way, pick the interests that are relevant to the job and the company's values, and so on and so forth.
But wait ... how many pages should my resume be again? What's the best way to write those role descriptions? And what are the buzzwords I should be avoiding at all costs?
Don't worry. The folks at StandoutCV have you covered. Check out their infographic below to learn how to write a standout resume in seven simple steps, including all sorts of helpful tips and tricks along the way.
Originally published Mar 8, 2016 7:00:00 AM, updated July 28 2017