Job-description resume
Your resume is the key to creating an impression on the recruiter that will eventually help you get shortlisted.

But considering the tough competition, just writing a resume will not hire you.

To get shortlisted, you need to create your resume with, which will help you include all the essentials related to the target profile, and you can customize it according to the job profile's requirements.

So, having one resume for all the profiles you target will not cut it. That is why it is essential to modify your resume per the job description. You must craft an impressive resume outline for each job you apply for.

Here are a few tips that will help you achieve this:

Leverage the job description

Taking account of the required expertise in a potential candidate, a job description has all the essentials that can help you incorporate keywords to write the world's finest resume.

To match your target profile, here is how you can leverage the job description:

Carefully read the job description and choose keywords to include in your resume. You can have these keywords in a separate skills section or sprinkle them in the professional experience section. Your resume should match with the job description.

Though professionals should refrain from adding soft skills to their resume. However, some job posts have pointers regarding transferable skills that are required in a candidate. Make a list of such skills and showcase the same in your resume.

Note: Make sure whatever keywords you include in your resume have pointers that can substantiate the information. 

Optimize the profile title.

Your profile may not match the critical responsibilities of the target profile. However, you still have the required expertise.

You may have downplayed the skills of paramount importance in the job description and don't come forth when the recruiter skims through your resume.

Hence, it is crucial to figure out the essential tasks and responsibilities from the job post and feature them in the resume profile title.

Let's say your current profile is "digital marketing executive," but the job post particularly emphasizes "social media management."

Though this information is not directly reflected in your current profile title, this was part of your role in the last organization.

So you can change your profile title to "Digital Marketing Executive and Social Media Manager."

Applicant Tracking System

One of the principal reasons for modifying your resume as per the target profile resume is the applicant tracking system (ATS).

To reduce the number of irrelevant candidates whose profiles need to match the requirements of the job post, recruiters use ATS.

It shortlists resumes on a set of keywords inserted by the recruiter or company relevant to the job profile.

So, the only way to pass the ATS is by creating a resume specific to the target profile. Hence, here are a few things that you should do to modify your resume and pass the ATS:

Think of the words you are choosing. While curating statements, use action verbs. For example, instead of writing "responsible for," you can replace this with an action verb and write it as "overseeing."

Action verbs make the tone of your statements authoritative and achievement-oriented. As you incorporate industry-related keywords in your resume, you must use action verbs.

Some professionals make a blunder by overstuffing the resume with such keywords. Maintaining a balance between your resume and the incorporated keywords is essential. Further, make sure you have points in your resume that can help you substantiate the information.

Refrain from repeating information in your resume; you may think that including these keywords multiple times in your resume will help your case. It does not work like that. Try to construct unique information in your resume. Let's say you have two profiles where your work was similar. So, instead of repeating the same points, modify your statements to seem unique.


As your summary is likely the first thing a recruiter notices, it should serve as an overview of your resume.

You must curate a professional summary with all your significant achievements to convey the requirements sought in the job post.

You may use the job description of the profile you are targeting to modify your summary. Make a list of the requirements and include them in the resume.

The profile you are targeting requires candidates with 4+ years of experience and impeccable interpersonal skills to manage stakeholders.

Here is how you can reflect this information in the summary as:

"4+ years experienced Content Editor with a stellar record of generating value-driven content to help businesses. Adept at managing multiple stakeholders by leveraging interpersonal skills and ensuring timely delivery of article pieces."

Target company's employees

When trying to match your resume with the target profile, the job description may need to be revised. It may have some crucial information missing that is critical for your profile. Or you are trying to be thorough.

You can target the company's existing employees using online platforms such as LinkedIn, Glassdoor, or any online forum.

Scrutinize the skills and experience they are showcasing in their professional profiles.

Conduct research to gather information about the skills and expertise that you can include in your resume.


The tips will not work if you cannot validate the incorporated information. Hence, make sure you do not lie in your resume. Further, after adding action verbs, reread the statement to ensure that the meaning does not change.