"I am a very hard worker with a great willingness to learn." This is a circular file headline for your resume. It may be true; you may even be among the top 1% of applicants in the pool.
But if you don't customize your resume for the position, you're toast.
It's not as hard as you might think Here's a great article that shows you how to make sure your resume gets past the ATS (computer-generated "thumbs-up/thumbs-down" sorting process--the dreaded applicant tracking system).
- Scan the ad or posting copy for keywords. Include those in your resume. Where relevant, match those keywords to something you've actually done.
- Quantify--give numbers, percentages; write something more than "I was really, really successful."
- Follow directions. If the job posting tells you to draw a blue star in the top right page of your resume--then draw a blue star in the top right page of your resume!