3 Ways to Take Your Cannabis Resume Higher
1. Simplify your resume.
With Cannabis jobs being highly sought after, the hiring managers in the industry are often looking through A LOT of resumes. Therefore, simplifying your resume can improve your chances of capturing their interest with more information in less time.
One way to simplify your resume is to organize your information into sections with one-word headlines, such as Skills, Experience and Education. This makes it easy for employers to navigate through your document.
You can maximize the amount of information your potential employer takes in by keeping it to one page if possible. Some tips include using bullet points and short descriptions so that they’re getting a snapshot of what you can bring to the table.
Sticking to professional fonts can make your resume easy to read. It is usually recommended to use a font size of 10-12 with black and white coloring. While colors and unique fonts seem fun, they can sometimes distract from the information that you’re putting in your resume.
2. Research your Potential Employer
While we all have a basic resume that we use and update, each employer and business are a little bit different. Whether it be the work atmosphere, the location or even the position/industry itself, it’s important to know a little bit about the company’s values and mission, along with what they are looking for in the position you’re applying for.
This might be a given, but read the job posting. There are usually key skills and experience that they are looking for. Furthermore, with Google and social media at our fingertips, there are ample opportunities to find out more about the company themselves. Indeed.com even provides reviews on the employers provided by employees!
Research can help you highlight relevant skills. For example, if you’ve worked as a retail associate and are attempting to apply for a Budtender position, maybe attention to detail in inventory management or your ability to learn point of sales systems quickly could be useful. If you have worked in marketing, but are trying to get into Cannabis marketing specifically, maybe you have handled wholesale accounts and have kept track of the growth that you contributed. This information can also provide a snapshot of the benefits you bring with your employment.