With layoffs left and right (especially in tech), your job application is likely competing with a larger-than-ever pool of applicants—meaning you've got to do all you can to stand out from the crowd. The Dumb Little Man weblog offers 12 tips for writing a resume that will land an interview. The tips range from the obvious (be concise) to more useful, like:
Figure out what keywords are relevant and use them.
Some HR folks don't read resumes any more. They have software that scans resumes for relevant keywords. Use nouns, like the names of the computer programs you know. Read tons of job descriptions and notice which words are used over and over.
Got a clever tip of your own that always works? Let's hear it in the comments. Photo by SOCIALisBETTER.