No matter how many hours you spend polishing your resume, no matter how much money you spend to have it professionally written, recruiters will spend about 6 to 8 seconds looking at it before making an initial determination. In most cases, they spend that time scanning the skills section to see if your skills meet their requirements.
If you want to begin your resume with a strong foundation, take a look at the information presented here. Each step will help you build that winning resume, and that winning resume is the first step to the job you want and deserve.
Jobseekers are quick to show their disdain whenever a recruiter or blogger mentions the eight second resume review. You know, the average time an employer spends scanning your resume.
Of course they’re frustrated. After all, many (not all) jobseekers take a lot of time and care to get their resume just right…
Even in the Social Age, your resume may be the most important element of your job search. It is often your foot in the door; the first thing that hiring managers see.
Given the importance of first impressions, you certainly don’t want to make any deadly resume mistakes…
A word is a powerful thing. This is particularly true when we think about the best resume words (and the worst).
Your resume is often your first impression with potential employers. The words you use can go a long way toward making that first impression a positive one… or not.
Every time you submit an application, your resume competes with 250 other resumes from candidates seeking the same position.
So getting noticed, and getting noticed fast, is the key to a successful job search…