Two quick ways to amplify your resume, and to improve your chances of your resume being seen by a human is:
1. Include the job title of the position you are applying for in your resume. If at all possible that means that the target position you are applying for should be strategically placed in your resume. You can accommodate as part of your summary position statement at the top of your resume or place as part of the job experience.
Hint: I am not suggesting that you include an objective at the top of your resume or to include a title of a position that you do not have any experience with. I assume if you are applying for the position, that you would have experience with the job responsibilities:)
2. Don't just tell me what you did, show me the results!
Action verbs, measures, and numbers are important…so make sure that your resume doesn’t just state what you did – share the results you achieved while in the role!
Error-prone applicant tracking systems kill 75 percent of job seekers' chances of landing an interview as soon as they submit their resumes, despite how qualified they may be. Job seekers' only hope for rising through these systems is to understand exactly how these systems work and how best to optimize their resumes for them. Here are five insider tips.
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One recent study showed that recruiters spend all of 6.25 seconds looking at a candidate’s résumé before deciding whether he or she is fit for a job. A new survey of 2,200 hiring managers and human resource staffers by jobs website CareerBuilder shows that your résumé may get a bit [...]
Cruise Line Class's insight:
Please do take a minute to read the study!
I love that the article stated that the average time recruiters spend looking at resumes is 6.25 seconds. I would always tell those who I was helping that if your resume is lucky enough to get past the systems and make it to a human...your resume has 6 seconds to catch the attention of the recruiter.
What does that mean to you? Review your resume and make sure that the most important information is front and center. Tweak your resume to ensure that a quick glance it is evident that you meet the qualifications of the position, and are a fit for the position, and the company.
Remember the job of your resume is to set you apart from the hundreds of other candidates to land you an interview on the first round. Review your resume, would it past the 6 second test?
Hope the article and the tips help. Until next time....PS - Live on Purpose!
The "career objectives" statement is dead so don't waste a recruiter's time by listing it at the start, says Ruben Quintero, Medicare Broker Relations Manager. Instead, state the most pertinent qualifications for the job.
Cruise Line Class's insight:
People often ask me why are career objectives out?
If you look at this way: Career objectives are all about you -- what you want out of your career.
A resume should be written to get the attention of the employer and hiring manager. That means it needs to be all about them -- what you can do for their department and company.
So replace the career objective with a qualifications paragraph. The paragraph should concisely summarize and package your experience, qualifications, and skills to fit the requirements of the job posting.
Hope this helps you land that job! Until next time...PS - Live on Purpose!
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