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DID YOU KNOW...
✔️ 61% of recruiters will automatically dismiss a resume if it contains typos? (Careerbuilder)
Before you judge recruiters too harshly, consider this…
Would YOU give a resume with errors to a hiring manager stating they are the best you can find?
The Reality: One simple error can keep your resume from moving on!
Do hiring managers really notice?
✔️ 43% of them do and say they will disqualify a candidate from consideration due to errors (Adecco).
Let’s also not forget email addresses that are “unprofessional”…
✔️ 76% of the time those resumes will also get rejected (BeHiring).
The Message: Don’t let simple mistakes, that are easily avoided, disqualify you as a candidate.
Need another set of eyes on your resume? Looking for some feedback or reformatting?
It typically takes 1 Month to find a job for every $10,000 you would like to earn.
For Example: If you are looking to earn $80,000 a year your job search could take 8 Months.
★ The best time to actually look for a job is when you already have one!
Updating your resume and staying abreast of new opportunities should be an ongoing process!
1. Having a resume that is updated and ready to take on an ATS without getting rejected will save you time and money.
2. Having a resume that is formatted correctly so it passes the 6 second scan from recruiters will increase your chances of getting an interview.
3. Having an HR Pro in your back pocket to coach you along the way with interview preparation and HR insight will significantly increase your chances of getting the offer you want!
I’m sure most have heard the statement by now that a recruiter will typically spend 6 seconds to review a resume.
It’s true, in an effort to prioritize candidates, recruiters will do an initial scan of 6 seconds to get the most qualifying information first!
(Source: Be Hiring)
In the first 4 Seconds... recruiters look for:
1. JOB TITLES
3. START & END DATES
4. COMPANIES WORKED
In the last 2 Seconds... they skim everything else.
If what they are looking for is not easy to find, it is typically passed over.
The most important aspect to your resume is formatting!
SIMPLE: You should put the information recruiters are looking for in the areas they are expecting to find it.
Graphic heavy and verbose resumes are likely doing more harm than good for you as a candidate.
They make it difficult for a recruiter to navigate or field information and will likely get rejected by the ATS due to unrecognizable graphics, lack of keywords, etc.
It’s possible to have a professional and attractive resume that also passes the ATS scan and 6 second recruiter review!
► Consider this, for every corporate job opening, there are over 250 resumes received on average & for each of those openings the first resume is typically received within 200 seconds after the position is posted.
★ Waiting to apply can put you at a huge disadvantage!
Also, if you decide to post your resume online with a major job site the competition escalates dramatically.
For example, Monster gets on average 427,000 resumes every single WEEK! (Source: BeHiring)
★ Your best competitive advantage is to be prepared!
Have your resume ready and make sure it is formatted correctly to avoid rejection from the ATS and to ensure you breeze through the recruiter “6 second scan”. Then, when you see the job you want you are ready with a resume that will dramatically give you an edge against the competition.