Casting a wide net doesn’t mean you’ll catch the best fish. While making a single resume that you can send out to hundreds of employers may seem like the most convenient option to get yourself a job, a tailored resume increases your chances to land the job. Each company and job position is different and cannot be treated equally, so how can one resume allow you to showcase the most fitting version of yourself to employers? As stated above, doing your research and understanding what each position and employer needs allows you to craft a resume that is more likely to catch their eye. Take the time to make job-specific resumes if you want a positive outcome.
For example, an entry-level intern position at a blockchain startup doesn’t require you to be versed in C++ or have a master’s degree in analytics. What they do want is someone who can go above and beyond while meeting goals and deadlines. Likewise, a blockchain analyst position doesn’t need to see that you are AED certified, they want to see projects and contributions from previous experiences. So to put it simply, when fishing for the right job, use the right bait.
While these skills seem distant from the idea of blockchain, they can be modified and applied to help you stand out in the blockchain space. When work experience isn’t in the stars, using skill-share websites as well as online resources to develop yourself can help get you the hands-on work experience in the field.
Soft skills are personality traits and social skills that can help you succeed at work. Here are some soft skills to show employees that you’re the one that they want for a blockchain-based job:
Writing a resume is no big deal, but creating one that stands out is much harder. The main purpose of a resume is to show the best version of yourself on a piece of paper and make an employee take a second look. When related to the technology sector, specifically blockchain, most people believe that more is more and choose to riddle their resumes with tons of technical jargon that the common person would not understand. A resume isn’t meant to win you the job outright. It’s meant to prove your worth as a candidate, so sell yourself as best you can. Be you. Be unique. That way, your resume will stand out from the rest.
With any resume, it’s important to keep it short and to the point. If you have a lot to show, show it, but make sure to make the most important details the most visible. Don’t add any extra details that employees don’t need to know. Don’t show them your accomplishments in something irrelevant like winning a sports championship. It just shows employers that you’re trying hard to find things to add to your resume. However, if you do add something seemingly irrelevant, show the employer HOW it makes you a better candidate. Add an explanation of how this experience will help you handle the job better than others can.
Creating a resume should be about showing, not telling. If the work you do can be presented, make sure the employers see it. There’s no reason for an employer to just hear about a project you worked on when it can be shown and referenced. Another way to make your previous contributions stand out is to talk about its impact. Employers love to see direct impact and quantifiable success, so make sure that you implement some measure of how well the job was done. This allows employers to quantify your worth and makes it much easier to pit you against others with resumes that are vague and not as descriptive.