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How standouts stand out
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Way back when, making your resume stand out might have meant printing it on pink paper.

Today, you can make it distinctive by embracing the technologies that companies use to screen applicants.

Many hiring managers use screening programs that pinpoint applicants with certain skills. So terms like MBA or CPA might get you moved quickly to the "in" basket. Phrases like "chaired the company holiday party committee" will probably get you immediately exiled to the bottom of the reject pile.

Holmes says it's important to know the terminology of the industry to which you're applying. Figure out what key words they're likely to be screening for and use them liberally in your resume.




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