Working payroll requires a good head for numbers and lots of constant attention to detail. How can you make sure those skills shine throughout your resume?
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Payroll processing is one of the most important behind-the-scenes elements of any job. After all, if people don’t get paid, they’re not going to keep working for a company. Here’s what you need to know about writing a strong resume for a payroll position.
Your skills section needs to include both hard skills and soft skills that show off your technical knowledge as well as your ability to work with others.
Yes. You should have a cover letter for all applications. If you want to show that you really care about getting a specific job, then it’s a good idea to write a cover letter, which lets you go over your experience in depth and provide more details on how you fit the job opening. If you want to include a cover letter, then use the ResumeHelp cover letter builder to create it.
Payroll workers don’t always need years of experience on a professional resume. If you don’t have much experience, then your best bet is to highlight skills and certifications. After all, for the most part, companies just want to know that you’re a certified payroll professional. The more skills and certifications you show off, the more a hiring manager might trust you.
You should never use the same resume to apply to multiple jobs. Instead, it’s important that you use resume keywords to modify these resumes. Keywords help you understand exactly what a recruiter is looking for, then allow you to mirror that information back to them. Just click on our resume keywords link for more tips on how to find keywords from the job description and use them.
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