/Is having a great resume really that important?

Is having a great resume really that important?

Yes! Your resume is one of your most important promotional tools and you only have one chance to use it to impress a potential employer. You might be the perfect candidate for the job, but if your resume doesn’t reflect your skills and personality, it may not even pass the company’s computerized Applicant Tracking System, a system that automatically filters resumes based on keywords and criteria chosen by the company.

A resume that highlights your strengths and indicates why YOU are the best candidate for the role is an essential tool for making a great first impression during the job application stage.