Jan 26, 2017 11:20 AM EST

Harvard Student Shared How To Keep Your Resume Noticeable For Big US Companies

Once you have submitted your resume the struggle becomes more intense since you have no idea when the recruiters will give you a call. As they say, the waiting game is on. A Harvard University junior shared some informative on how to make your resume noticeable to big and successful companies in the United States.

According to the Business Insider, Jessica Pointing is a Harvard junior who luckily got internship offers from the biggest companies in the U.S. Amongst the companies are Facebook, Google, Apple, Microsoft, Bain and much more.

Normally, it takes awhile for recruitment managers to read one’s resume. There are even times that when they think that your resume is not interesting or they see some errors then they just disregard it immediately. That is why it is very important that you know how to make your resume noticeably interesting. Pointing shared on her blog, Optimize Guide some helpful tips on how to make sure that your resume is not disregarded. It matters a lot that your resume is in the best shape.

First thing first, you have to make sure that your resume has no error. By just one error your resume will be immediately disregarded. You must always be mindful with the spelling and grammatical errors.

Aside from that, in order to make your resume more interesting, you have to put action and results. Job descriptions are not enough, what matters most is your impact in the company. “If you want to make your resume from an ‘okay resume’ to a ‘fantastic resume’, then give actions and results instead of descriptions,” says Pointing.

When it comes to your achievements, you have to quantify them accordingly. By quantifying it you will be able to highlight those that can make you stand out even more. Another thing is that you must only put details and information that you can answer. And lastly, you have to format your resume in a way that it can easily be read.

Pointing said that “the safest way to format your resume is to follow this standard: No pictures, easy-to-read fonts, black and white, contact information and name at the top, headings for ‘Education, Work Experience, Awards, Skills.”

Meanwhile, Jobs & Hire shared different ways on how you will be able to follow up your resume without giving your future employer a negative impression.

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