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4 ways to get your resume noticed by companies like Google

Posted On: Feb 14, 2020   |   Posted By: Fortune

If doing what you do now-only at Google -is your idea of a dream job, you've got plenty of company. About 3.3 million people applied last year. That's a new record, and an 18% jump from 2018. Says chief of of talent and outreach Kyle Ewing, in a classic understatement, “We read a lot of resumes.”
Given such ferocious competition, how do you make yours stand out? Certain basic rules apply, whether at Google or anywhere else-like making sure it contains the same keywords that appear in the job description, so applicant tracking systems can spot you quickly.
Beyond that, Ewing offers these four tips for snagging Google recruiters' attention:
1. Explain what value you can add
Take a look at the first paragraph of your resume? What's in there, which Ewing calls “prime real estate for grabbing attention”? Rather than writing about how your skills and experience makes you a good fit for the role, emphasize what you can bring to the table, and how you envision it benefiting the company. “You can also...

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