Great tips below provided by Greg Doersching (Leading National Recruiting Trainer)
Before you actually begin to write your resume, there are a few things you need to know and consider as you gather the information required to format a compelling resume. Realize that for any specific opening a hiring manager could easily receive dozens and dozens of resumes.
Your resume is going to be judged on a “first glance” level.
Some people like to call it the “10 second rule” which means this – if the reader of your resume doesn’t see a match between your background and the position available in a 10 second glance, odds are your resume is heading toward a trash can and not a hiring manager’s desk. Because of this you have to remember the following rules to increase your odds of passing the 10 second rule.
- Your resume should be formatted to each specific job for which you are applying.
- The devil is in the details. Misspellings, formatting, missing information, bad grammar, talking in the first person – any one of these mistakes is likely to be enough of a slip to cause your resume to be discarded.
- It has to be easy to read and easy to follow.
- Never assume the reader knows what you’re talking about – don’t use acronyms or insider jargon in your resume.
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