1) Tailor your résumé and cover letter to the specific role you are applying for.

2) Never send your CV without a cover letter alongside (unless you are told not to). These two go together.

3) Update your social media profiles. Believe me, one of the first things most hiring managers do is look you up on social media.

4) Edit pertinent documents. Make sure they are spell-checked and error-free.

5) Use power verbs such as transformed, delivered, achieved and inspired in your CV and cover letter. That is, be in the active voice and not passive voice.

6) Own your story in the resume by telling it in your own way. Be brief and precise.

7) Put down appropriate examples of your achievements from experience rather than just responsibilities.

8) Get a second or third opinion about your application.

9) Take every requirement seriously. Be professional about every detail.

Read this from as an eye-opener regarding not reading the job description

10) Never forget to contact your reference. Some companies do call those numbers, you know!

11) Make sure to study the job description in the ad so that you can refer back to the specific skills and qualities that the employer is looking for, in your application. Address each one-by-one in your “Supporting Statement” document.

12) Remember, you are valuable. Never sell yourself short!

Finally, and most importantly, know that recruiters don’t hate you. In fact, they want to hire you. That’s their JOB.

You can make that job easier for them by being employable!

See you at the top! 👍