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Things Employer Want to See in Resume

Things Employer Want to See in Resume

The first thing an employer is going to notice is if your resume is relevant to the job that they are hiring for.

Do you care about the job you’re applying for; do you live close enough to the job to reasonably commute to it?

Does your title closely match the job you’re applying to? Make sure that you have tailored the way you describe your experience and accomplishments to demonstrate how they can benefit the job you’re applying for.

Employers don’t want to guess how your credentials apply to their role. Make it clear.


Here are few points which can help you to prepare your resume as employer looking for:


Employers often complain that most resumes they receive for their jobs are from candidates who simply aren’t qualified to do the job.

Too many people think that they can increase their chances of being hired by applying to more jobs. It doesn’t work like that. Getting hired doesn’t happen by dumb luck like guessing the right lottery numbers.

You increase your chances of being hired by sending out relevant, tailored resumes specifically to jobs that you are qualified for and would like to do.

You don’t need to meet 100% of the requirements that job postings ask for, employers have been known to inflate the credentials required for positions to a ‘wish-list’.

Just make sure that you have at least 75% of the qualifications asked for. Lay them out in easy-to-read sentences and bullet points, and highlight your past accomplishments to show how you’re a stand-out candidate who can excel at the job.

common sense

If you are sending in a resume to highlight your qualifications for a job, and that resume is riddled with typos or grammatical errors, what does that say about your work ethic or attention to detail?

Don’t make employers to work hard to find what they’re looking for. Format your resume all in the same font in a pleasing and easy-to-read layout. Only include information that is relevant to the job you’re applying for.

It doesn’t matter if your resume is one page or two, what is there is compelling and helps build the case for your candidacy.

Don’t make demands about what you want from an employer in an objective statement off the top, summarize your key qualifications instead.

Don’t list your strange hobbies or interests.

Don’t have a ‘cutesy’ email address.

Do include an email address and phone number that you check regularly.


Every employer wants to see what you’ve done in the past. Employers expect you to solve issues that are holding their company back from reaching its full potential. As you research the job you’re applying for, identify industry problems.

Then, use your experience as proof that you will be influential in solving those problems.

Your experience section needs to show the employer that not only can you do the job, but you can excel at it.

The Value You Can Bring

Your value will be demonstrated through your work history which, of course, will focus on your achievements, not just your responsibilities.

It’s not enough to tell an employer that you have handled the same tasks the open position involves – you should demonstrate that you accomplished things by way of those tasks.

Again, if you don’t have lot of work experience, focus on internships and positions you may have held in clubs, organizations, or in volunteer organization. But make those clubs/organizations worthwhile.

The Additional Strengths You Have 

This relates to “soft skills,” but do not simply list any of generic terms like “team player” or “problem-solver.” Instead, give specific examples of how you have demonstrated these skills in the past.


The Things That Set You Apart from Other Job Seekers 

This is a tough one, because you probably don’t know who your competitors are.

Focus here on accomplishments that do not show up in your work history, things that show leadership and initiative.

These things will set you apart. Being on the board of a charity, being named “volunteer of the year” – these are things you want to mention in this section.

With including your experience, only include the past work that is relevant to the position you are applying for. Your resume will lose consistency quite fast if your past experiences are all over the place.

If you must include past work that is on the border of relevance, make sure you list job duties that can be related to the position you’re applying for.

It’s perfectly fine (and encouraged) to have tailored resumes for each position you apply for, so fine tune for optimal consistency with each application you submit. Employers already know what they’re looking for. Don’t give them any reason to think your resume is a waste of time.

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