Infographic: Matching Your Resume to the Job You Want

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By Debra Auerbach, CareerBuilder writer

So much of what is consumed and experienced today is customized – from the Grande soy no-whip Frappuccino ordered at Starbucks to the clothing ads served up to Facebook based on a recent visit to a shopping website.

Yet when it comes to writing resumes, too often job seekers take a one-size-fits-all approach. Yet even the best-written resume needs to be customized to align with the job you're applying for if you want the employer to take notice.

The best way to do so? Use the job description as your guide. Below you'll find an infographic showing how a resume can be tailored to fit a specific job ad and general tips for revising your resume before applying for a job. Click image to expand:

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