Analyze the Job Posting
What is most important to the employer?
The job posting provides clues about what the employer sees as most important. Look in the qualifications, duties and summary sections.
Identify your strengths
Which of your strengths, skills and experiences overlap with the employer's wish list? Draw from your paid and volunteer work, as well as school and personal life. Which of your attributes set you apart from other candidates? This is what you should focus on when customizing your resume.