As a soon-to-be grad, you’ve mastered Resume 101. You can glance at your resume right this second and say, “Single-page: check! Final GPA: added! Saved as a PDF to ensure proper formatting: done and done!” If you’re still feeling the pressure as graduation nears and are wondering what other people know that you don’t, you need these expert resume tips. They’ll give it that extra sparkle it needs to be the brilliant resume that catches a hiring manager’s eye.
Your resume could one of hundreds sitting in a stack on the desk of a recruiter or HR manager. Given the accepted elements of a professional resume, there’s a good chance that most of those resumes are going to look the same. You want your resume to stand out but you have to be careful to make sure it provides the information they need without looking unprofessional. What creative resume choices can you make that will get you hired?
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…