Tailoring Your Resume
Before you apply to a job, make sure your resume demonstrates that your experience
and qualifications fit the job description. Utilize the tips below to create a tailored
resume for every application.
- Read the job description carefully to identify key words and duties
- Use the job title as your lead-in
- Consider how your skills directly apply to the job
- Include your relevant accomplishments and education/training
Before you apply to a position on the Hire Heroes USA job board please notify
your Veteran Transition Specialist to ensure that your resume is tailored to the
A cover letter is an introduction to an employer that highlights your key accomplishments
and level of responsibility that are in line with a specific job you're targeting.
In today's job market, few employers seriously consider a resume that is not accompanied
by a cover letter. Therefore, a cover letter plays a pivotal role in your job search
strategy. Every cover letter must be specifically targeted to each job and to each
Think of your resume and cover letter as a ticket to your interview. By this time,
a hiring manager has reviewed your skills and experiences from your resume and decided
that you meet the qualifications of the position. If you submitted a cover letter,
the employer has an idea of your written communication skills. The interview is
your chance to show them why you are the best fit for their company.
20 Commonly Asked Interview Questions
LinkedIn is like the Facebook of the professional world. It allows you to connect
with people you know both professionally and personally. Use it to explore companies
and open positions.
Note: With the introduction of social media sites such as Facebook and LinkedIn,
it's important to consider what message you are putting out into the world while
you're involved in an active job search. Do not post damaging photos or make inappropriate
comments if your privacy settings allow anyone to view your profiles.