Tailor your resume and cover letter so that your qualifications are obvious.
<<Recruiters are incredibly busy and only quickly scan resumes (six seconds!) before putting you in the “nope” vs. “deserves-a-closer-look” pile. If you’re unsure if your resume and cover letter clearly illustrates how you meet the requirements, hand them over to a friend with a copy of the job description. It actually helps if the person is not in your line of work. If your qualifications aren’t easy for this person to identify, then you know it’s not clear enough. Take the specific key terms you see in the job description and incorporate them verbatim in the resume and cover letter, wherever possible. This will help you make it past any initial resume screenings done by recruiting software or the most entry-level HR coordinator with no knowledge of your type of work.>>