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It’s a good time of year to refresh your résumé, especially if you plan on taking advantage of the new year hiring spree. 

There are more jobs posted in January than any other month. Job listings typically increase by about 15% from December to January, and hiring in January also rises by about 30%, CNBC reported.

It’s worth noting that hiring this January may look different due to the pandemic. The US lost 140,000 jobs in December due to the pandemic, ending a seven month streak of payroll additions. That’s counter to Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that foresaw 50,000 payroll additions during the month. 

If you are looking for a job right now, it’s important to make sure you have the best possible materials to set yourself up for success. 

Your résumé is the single most important document you’ll provide to a potential employer. It can help you stand out. 

The strongest résumés present a compelling career narrative, strike a visual balance, and illustrate a candidate’s value, according to résumé writing service TopResume. Each résumé that you submit should contain keywords that will help it get through the automatic tracking system (ATS), which is a hiring tool that sorts through résumés before they even make it to the hiring manager. 

So how can you take your application to the next level? Insider worked with TopResume career expert Amanda Augustine to workshop a generic résumé into a one that will stand out to employers, and provide insights that you’ll be able to apply to your own job application. You can view the changes by clicking through the interactive résumé below. 

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