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7 Ways to Really Impress a Recruiter with Your Resume

Cynical Recruiter

Having been one, I know this for a fact: Recruiters are a cynical bunch! Having spent a large portion of their professional lives reading resumes, they have seen every trick in the book.

And this makes them extremely hard to impress…   

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5 Ways to Write a Resume with Immediate Impact

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Everyone tells you how important it is to make a strong first impression with your resume … “you only have a few seconds” goes the standard advice.

And it’s true. Many employers get hundreds of resumes for their positions which means it’s vital to make an impression from the very beginning of your resume.

But how do you actually do that?   

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That’s Interesting! Now Remove it From Your Resume

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Every now and then, I work with a client who truly believes all their experiences are equally valuable in getting their next job. Sometimes, it’s hard for this person to accept that the year they taught scuba diving won’t help them in their search for a marketing job. Perhaps it should be relevant, but to a recruiter, it’s not.

Recruiters are looking for people with a straightforward career chronology that perfectly matches the job they’ve posted. So how do you show recruiters you have what they want?   

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The One Change You MUST Make to Your Resume, Now

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Does your resume start with an objective statement? Or a description of what you’re looking for in your next job?

If so, ask yourself why.

Is the resume objective simply there because that’s what you’ve seen other people do?

In truth most people start with a resume objective for this reason – they’ve seen it on other resumes and they feel it’s what they should do. But what most job seekers don’t realize is the resume objective is killing their response rate.   

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Impress Recruiters: 5 Free (and Easy) Tools to Build a Personal Website

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If I told you how to impress more half the recruiters in America, would you do it?

A survey by Workfolio found 56% of recruiters are more impressed by a personal website than by any other job seeker promotional tool (including resumes). They also found that only 7% of job seekers actually have a personal website.   

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Top 5 Things Recruiters Wish Job Seekers Knew About LinkedIn

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Even though LinkedIn is the number one online tool for professional recruiters, the experience is often frustrating. Many recruiters fail to find the candidates they need – not because of problems with the site itself, but because simple profile mistakes by candidates.

With that in mind, here are the top 5 things recruiters wish you knew about LinkedIn…   

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