Mar 22, 2021 - 08:42 PM
- Read each job ad closely, highlighting the skills listed.
- Add the most relevant skills throughout your resume, using the exact wording that appears in the job advertisement.
- Leave off the jobs and skills that aren't relevant to the potential position.
By their very nature portfolio careers may seem a bit scattered on paper. That's why it's important to customize your resume for every position. First, hone in on the skills in every job ad. Highlight the skills that apply to you and include them in your resume verbatim to beat the applicant tracking system that weeds out unqualified candidates.
You may want to consider using a functional resume format that emphasizes training and skills over work history. Alternately, you can use a combination (or hybrid) resume. This style features both a thorough list of your most relevant skills and a job history section to show off a selection of your most impressive employment experience. Whatever you do, make sure you focus on what each employer wants so you can customize your resume to address their pain points.