How can I make myself stand out to employers?

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Answered by: ByVirtualist career experts

When you send your job application to a potential boss, you know that your resume and cover letter are going into a pile with dozens, if not hundreds, of other applications. Your cover letter and resume are vital and a good place to start to stand out.

Here are some of the main ways to stand out amid the crowd:

Starting with a blank page and creating your resume from scratch.
Only listing the last 10-15 years of your work experience, and only the relevant education, skills, and accomplishments.
Starting your resume with a strong headline, summary, and skills list tailored specifically to each job listing.
In your job descriptions, focusing on the results and outcomes of your work, not just your tasks.
Following all the instructions in the job description.
This article goes into great detail on how to update your resume to make yourself stand out.