Posted November 10, 2014 by

3 Ways to Create a Resume Title Worth Noticing

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Job seekers, as you’re writing your resumes, have you thought about how to get the attention of potential employers?  How about creating an attractive resume title?  A resume title allows you to summarize your skills and experience, and tell an employer how you can help him or her.  Think of the title as a newspaper headline; it is the first thing a reader sees on the paper.  In this case, your resume title is the headline and the reader is an employer or recruiter.  If your title is appealing, then the reader is more likely to want to learn more about you as a job seeker.  Here are three ways to create a resume title worth noticing.

Advertise yourself – Remember, as a job seeker, you must sell yourself to a potential employer.  Include information relevant to the position you are applying for.  However, don’t make your advertisement all about you.  An employer wants to know the benefit(s) you can bring to his or her business.

Offer one line – Have you ever heard the saying “less is more”?  That is the case when it comes to your resume title.  Provide a brief one that highlights who you are and what you bring to the table.

Emphasize experience and qualifications – Speaking of what you bring to the table, this where your experience and qualifications come into play.  Consider the requirements of the job posting you saw.  How does your experience and qualifications relate to them?  Include this information in your resume title.

Your resume title defines you as a job seeker.  If you want a potential employer to notice your resume, start by creating an attractive headline with the tips previously mentioned.  Writing a quality resume title now could lead to you having a job title later.

William Frierson is a staff writer for CollegeRecruiter.com.

Source: The Career News

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