Resumes: Get Them Right to Get the Job
We get a ton of resumes every day and it is our job to screen them and pick the best of the lot. Sometimes, we have resumes that come across on our desks that are hard to comprehend, too long, missing the right information or have other issues. Typically, we pass on resumes that fail to give us the information we need at the first glance, as a candidate you must focus on your key skills and experiences and display them up front on the first page. We published an article earlier that will give you a better idea on how to tackle this.
We asked some of our recruiters about their personal tips and this is what they had to say:
Jessica Miles, our Sales Recruiter said that sometimes it’s great to have candidates explain their transitions on their resumes. It helps us have a clear insight into the candidate and their timeline.
Karen Epp, our Accounting and Finance Recruiter believes that some colour in resumes can’t harm, especially if you want to draw the reader’s attention to something important. However, you have to ensure it presented well. Moreover, Karen added “Titles, Industry, Software, specific skills or tasks are things that I search on. The first page should have the most key information for the quick glance the rest is information to ensure you come up in the computer search.”
We have a great infographic on resume tips, a great resource for good practices when it comes to building a resume in one place.
Do you have additional tips to share or your personal experiences when it comes to resume building? Feel free to comment below or tweet to us at @GoldbeckRecruit.
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