You have found your dream job on our careers site and are ready to apply. Before you do, here are some ideas on how to help your resume stand out.
1. Start with your objective
Tell us why you chose to apply for the job and why you want to work with Stryker. For example, have you always been keen to join the team? Are you looking to grow within the healthcare industry? Do you believe the culture at Stryker to be a good fit?
2. Customize, customize, customize
Research the role that you are applying to and tailor your resume to it. Show us how your skills match up with the role requirements and how you are the best person for the job while keeping your experience recent, relevant and brief. Remember to highlight accomplishments and skills which add value to the job you are applying for. If possible, include URLs to your social media channels, website, portfolio or blog.
3. Quantify your results
Tell us how you’ve made an impact, improved a business outcome or made a positive change using metrics. Share those numbers with us as it helps understand the value you may bring to the role. An example would be “I implemented a change in process that generated a sales growth of 14%”.
4. Tell us more about you – outside of work
We know there is more to you – tell us what you do in your free time, if you volunteer or have a unique skillset. All these points help us frame a more complete picture of who you are and how you may add value to the role you’re applying for.
5. Finally, proofread
Review and check everything on your resume – better yet have someone else read through it. There should be no spelling or grammar mistakes, your contact information should be clear and all dates should line up.