Answered by John, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, January 15, 2014
The first thing to do is to make sure you are portraying your best self in your resume, since this will be the first thing that the recruiters will see. Look at the responsibilities and qualifications for the job you are applying to and make sure the content that is on your resume aligns with the job description. If the company is active on social media, visit their sites and see if there are any networking opportunities for you to get in contact with a company representative. If you have any unique past experiences, interests, or have achieved any rewards or accomplishments, be sure to include those as well, if possible. Information like that can sometimes catch the eyes of recruiters when they are looking through large amounts of resumes. Good luck!