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Revamp Your Resume

7 Steps to Landing Your Dream Job at a Company That's Making a Difference, Part 7

You have nearly everything you need to land your dream job. Strong personal brand? Check. Relevant skills and volunteering experience? Got it. A carefully curated network? You’re a social butterfly. It all leads to the moment you’ve been waiting for: putting it all down on paper. 

Here are three important tips to help your resume catapult through the clutter:

#1. Think about who’s reading your resume and how you’re going to solve their problems. No two organizations should receive the same version of your resume. Personalize it for each opportunity to reflect what that specific organization or hiring manager is looking for.

#2. Highlight the intentional steps you’ve taken to get this job. If you don’t have full-time work experience, show how your internships or school projects prepared you for the job. This is where volunteerism and a graduate degree from a school that values and emphasizes global business, networking and real-life experience all come into play.

#3. Keep it short. Wherever possible, highlight the tangible results achieved in your roles in the classroom, in the field or on the job – but keep everything on one page. You have a lot to offer, but it’s important to show that through concise sentences and well-crafted bullet points.

If you found the rest of the Landing Your Dream Job series useful or haven’t yet checked it out, why not download the complete guide? Revisit each tip to ensure that you’re on the right track.

If there’s one takeaway to remember while zeroing in on your ideal career, it’s this: You’re not like everyone else, and your career trajectory shouldn’t be, either. By taking stock of unique opportunities and then taking action in small but powerful steps, you’ll be strongly positioned to stand out and land a career with a paycheck and a purpose.

Learn more about Brandeis International Business School (IBS) and the Accelerated MA program, which enables qualified undergraduates studying economics to earn their master’s degree in just one year after graduation. 

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