Build multiple layers into your job search. Rather than simply submitting your resume, expand your reach by using social media and networking sites to your advantage. Display your strengths and capabilities by joining industry groups on LinkedIn or special interest divisions in your professional organizations. Don’t forget local and regional groups as well. These types of activities are often reported on the websites of local newspapers, so you can make contact even if you don’t live in a community that has industries of interest to you.
Making just a few strategic changes to your resume can present you as an irresistible candidate to potential employers. By highlighting all the right qualifications and skills, your resume will become “must read” material for the hiring manager. Use your resume to demonstrate that you are the perfect match for potential employers and get called for an interview!