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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!