With so many online applications being screened by software first, a very strong resume with the right keywords and showcasing your quantifiable contributions to past employers or organizations may just do the trick. If you’re a good fit for the job, then that should shine through in your resume and your online application (which should come from your resume). If you can make it to a human reviewer, they may just make an exception if you can help them understand how you are the perfect solution to their current problem. Make sure you update your resume for each job using a generic resume for all applications is a kiss of death for a candidate today, with or without a college degree!
Contributors: Scot A. Hulshizer from The Resume Expert