Find the pain / solve the pain.
In my field, what you have done is far more important than where you went to school, so applicants need to focus on accomplishments.
Applicants should pay attention to the hiring manager's "pain points" in the job listing. Often, hiring managers are looking to solve a specific problem at their company, and they tend to list the biggest issues they want to solve near the top of the job description.
Applicants that highlight how they solved that pain at previous jobs with specific details, the applicant gains a leg up on the competition.
Give some job descriptions a read and see if you can feel their pain. How would you change your resume to address it? Let me hear it in the comments!
Billy Joe Cain is an Executive Recruiter in the video game industry and has worked for Electronic Arts and started three game studios in Austin, TX. Since 1992, he has created games such as Wing Commander: Prophecy and SpongeBob SquarePants: Revenge of the Flying Dutchman.
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