It's not you, it's them

When people ask me about resume writing, I am often asked:
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“How do you know you’re doing it right?”
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Good question.
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There are lots of factors that go into creating an amazing resume.
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Job summaries should be engaging. They are not a list of tasks undertaken during your time in that particular role.
They should be lists of your achievements, demonstrated evidence of your experience, and wherever possible you should support this with tangible measurements of this.
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Your resume should be easy to read. Easy font, lots of white space and not too wordy. In fact, the fewer words the better.
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A resume should be engaging. It should be a true introduction of the applicant and it should display how the applicant will benefit the business as an employee. 
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There are SO MANY “rules” floating around out there but one thing is for sure:
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There is no such thing as a resume that will guarantee you an interview.
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There is no such thing as the “perfect” resume.
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There is no “one size fits all” option.
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Because, the hiring manager is a human, with human preferences, perspectives and intentions.
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You can give yourself the best chance of being interviewed by doing all the right things, having a fantastic resume and all the qualifications/experience required for the role - but at the end of the day, it is not in your hands.
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It’s not you, it’s them.

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