Tailor Your Resume the Visual Way (Using Wordle)

Tailoring your resume for every job application takes forever. And it is completely necessary. Sometimes just getting started is the hardest part. I know this from personal experience.

I recently posted about using Wordle to quick-check my resume’s message. While applying for an interesting position a few days ago, an idea came to me. Why not use Wordle to compare and contrast the job description to my resume? Being a visual person, I found this simple exercise to be super-helpful.

job description Wordled

An open position description, Wordled.

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Have you heard of Wordle? Wordle is a site that generates word “clouds” based upon the user’s input and displays frequent words more prominently within this cloud. Just for fun, I input my resume text to see what would would happen. Apparently, development, system, teams, technology, clients, project and manager are notable from my resume’s content. That sounds about right to me.

Give it a try and see if the results match what you expected. You might be surprised!