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During the Job Search if You Only Have 6 Seconds | What Should Your Resume Look Like?

During the Job Search if You Only Have 6 Seconds | What Should Your Resume Look Like? | Career Development | Scoop.it

The amount of time a recruiter spends looking at your resume is roughly six seconds — the length of a Vine video."

 

 

"For people who are unemployed or underemployed, figuring out how to stand out in the job search is crucial."

 

"Visual design is a great way to differentiate yourself from other job candidates," says Dodd Caldwell, cofounder of Loft Resumes. "Design in general is increasingly important in the business world."

 

Read on for visual ways to improve your resume:

http://mashable.com/2013/03/02/resume-design/


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streetsmartprof's curator insight, March 10, 2013 6:59 PM

A different way to look at your resume is through the eyes of the hiring manager and/or a recuiter. My advice is to focus more on the hiring manager. 

 

However, whether you focus on hiring mangers and/or recruiters, both are only going to spend ~6 seconds to place your resume in the pile to consider or the "not now" bucket.

 

During the job search, give your resume the 6 second test and what do you see?

 

Here are numerous other articles on getting your resume opened. Such as the 6 and 15 second resume test as one example.

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/street-smart-advice-for-job-sites?tag=resume

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Letter samples including cover letters, interview thank you letters, follow-up letters, job acceptance and rejection letters, resignation letters, appreciation letters and business letters.
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6 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid While Job Seeking | CAREEREALISM

6 Social Media Mistakes To Avoid While Job Seeking | CAREEREALISM | Career Development | Scoop.it
Here are 6 social media mistakes to avoid when you're looking for your next job. Just one error could cost you the position in this poor job market.
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Digital Technologies for Teachers and Career Practitioners

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Peter Carey is using Pinterest, an online pinboard to collect and share what inspires you.
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