How to Land a Job by Using Your Resume and Cover Letter to Tell Your Story

The job hunt is overwhelming — and you’re not alone. Although there’s no blueprint for landing a job, there are things you can do to better set yourself up to stand out to recruiters, and find and land a job that suits you.

“For entry-level jobs, we care more about your potential than your experience,” says Ralph Nader, Senior Director, Head of Talent Acquisition at News America Marketing.

So, what do you need to do to make yourself relevant? First, figure out what you want to do. Second, figure out where you want to be in 5 years, and how this role would get you there.

Pro tip: Tailor your resume and cover letter based on the job description and include as many keywords as possible. Many recruiters, including Ralph himself, search for keywords on resumes.

Watch the full action-item filled talk below for his insider tips.


Check out the latest openings from News America Marketing on the FindSpark job board here.

About the Author

Emily is Founder and CEO of FindSpark. Passionate about the power of social media and networking; Emily has spoken at numerous colleges, conferences, and events including The International Youth Leaders Assembly at The United Nations, SXSW Interactive, Internet Week, Mediabistro's Social Media Bootcamp, Time Inc, Columbia University, and New York University, among others. Emily is also an adjunct professor, teaching social media and career courses at multiple colleges. Learn more about having Emily speak at your next event and follow her on twitter @EmilyMiethner.

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