Tag: resume advice
Purpose As you are writing your resume, always remember that the purpose of your resume is to get an interview. The person who sees your resume may have already looked at hundreds like it. To stand out, you need to showcase your skills and abilities in a clear, concise way, avoiding extraneous information, and positioning yourself as someone with the necessary skills, experience, and ability for the job in question. Prospective employers want to know what you did, for whom, for how long, what you achieved, how you achieved it, and what skills you have learned. Any extra information will serve to distract them from these essentials.
With the increase number of job applications that cross our desks your resume may get lost in that ever mounting pile. Your resume is likely the only sales pitch tool you have so learning how to communicate effectively on your resume is vastly important. Here are a few action items to ensure your resume is communicated effectively:
As a veteran recruiter my answer, A one page resume is usually to short and a three page resume is NOT too long. The key is to have the right information on your resume. In my experience one page resumes do not have enough information to grab my attention or the attention of search engines.
I cannot determine whether they are just lazy or stupid.
As the Marketing Manager at a recruitment firm, I get emails from job applicants. I don’t recruit, my name is NOT affiliated with any job opportunities on our website, nor do I pretend to hire for a position, yet I still get applications. I try my … Read More »
Employers and recruiters spend less than 30 seconds to scan your resume and determine whether you have what it takes to move to the next hiring stage. You may be a great candidate but your resume may not reflect that. So how do you grab their attention in 30 seconds? Take the 30 second resume … Read More »