The Perfect Resume: Get it Right to Get the Job [Infographic]

We all work hard to write the perfect resume. We write, edit, share, edit some more, rewrite and rewrite again… but we never seem to get it quite right.

For a moment, consider these resume facts:

  • 1 in 5 recruiters will reject a candidate even before reaching the end of a resume
  • 59 percent of resumes are rejected for typos and grammatical errors
  • 10 percent of all job seekers have applied for 50 or more jobs… and have never received a response

How do we impress employers in 3 minutes or less? How do we get past all the filters? Eliminate the exaggerations and mis-truths? How do we avoid the cliches that drive recruiters crazy?

In other words: how do we write the perfect resume?

That’s why we love this terrific infographic from our friends down-under, Ayers. They not only talk about why resumes are rejected, they list the cliches job seekers must avoid and talk the content that really impresses employers. And to top it all off, they offer top-shelf advice from career experts like Lazlo Bock from Google and Amanda Augustine from The Ladders.

Take a close look. Incorporate this solid advice. And you’ll be well past getting it right… you’ll be very close to having the perfect resume.

 

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