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Fitting Your Resume To The Job Listing

February 27, 2017

“So you stumble across a job that sounds interesting…what do you pay attention to? If you’re like most job seekers, you might skip straight to the qualifications to see if you’re qualified, skim the rest of the document, then send in your application, right? Well, if you do this, you’re likely missing out on clues that can help you craft a stand-out resume.” – Victoria Crispo

This article will help you analyze a job description and locate the following in order to target your resume to a specific employer:

  • Organization description and mission
  • Job responsibilities
  • Qualifications and skills
  • Candidate attributes and characteristics
  • Keywords and key lingo
  • Application instructions and deadlines

Read the full article on Idealist Careers (link is external).

By Victoria Crispo, program coordinator and blog contributor at Idealist (link is external) on

May 18, 2015

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