Resume Review Time: 6 Secs

Did you know that the average resume receives only six seconds of review time? So, how can you make yours stand out? Here’s some tips.

  1. Your resume is your story, so make sure that it flows. Your resume should tell the recruiter what you currently do, what you did in the past, where and when you did it, and how good you were at it. If the recruiter doesn’t see a story that flows, or is confused, you probably won’t get a call back.
  2. Format your resume for skimming. Recruiters don’t have time to read every resume word for word. Make it easy for them to skim through it and still be able to absorb important points. You can do this by breaking your resume down into bullets and sections, instead of using long drawn out paragraphs.
  3. Be specific when describing your success. Don’t just say that you were good at something in a previous job. Include measurable success as this gives the recruiter evidence of what you claim to know how to do, which will make your resume stronger.
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