So many resumes cross a recruiter’s desk every single day. With seemingly endless stacks of resumes, how can we make ours standout from the crowd? Technology, a service economy, and an amplitude of people will continue to make finding a job easier while at the same time create more work for yourself. So, what can you do to make sure your resume gets read?
Simple words can be your best friend when writing a resume
What this mean? Technology is not new to anyone seeking a career. Recruiters of today often parse resumes and scan for words that are shared from their job posting. This is a way for the recruiter to filter through thousands of resumes at a time. So keep it simple, and match your resume to the job description. People can put the same words on their resumes to cross the first boundary that keeps them from their first choice in career opportunities. Use this opportunity to make simple changes that will increase your overall credibility in the eyes of a recruiter.
A word to the wise: Make sure everything on your resume is factual and you can back it up. If you can match words on a job description but don’t have experience doing the things your resume says you do, you’re up for a world full of trouble later on.
K.I.S.S. or better known as Keep It Simple Sir (Or Stupid)
One of the ways to push a would-be recruiter away is to make a resume too “fancy” and full of long, run-on sentences that may or may not make sense. When you make your resume hard to read, recruiters or HR staff will lose interest quickly. It’s up to you to keep your resume engaging and easy to read.
The way to make a resume simple and insightful is to structure the information in such a way that is clear and concise. Keep the information truth and simple. Before creating your resume, create quick bullet points for each job and experience you’ll be listing to keep you on track.
Looking for more tips? Check out this TheCareerExperts.com article: Ten Quick Resume Fixes in Less Than Ten Minutes.