If you apply for a competitive job, it’s likely that the hiring manager may look over 100+ resumes. At this point, you have 3 main tools to make yours stand out:
- Killer Skills
- Snappy Writing
- Good Design
Of course, for many jobs today, no resume is required. I recently hired for 2 positions at PlaceFull. Ironically, one was for a copywriter position and the other was for a graphic designer. In both instances, I neither asked for resumes and they were hardly ever a factor in deciding who I called in for an interview. Instead, I asked for work submissions and looked at online portfolios. In the case of the copywriter position, the initial email from the candidate served as a writing sample and usually made the biggest impact.