By k | August 26, 2007 - 6:00 am - Posted in Corporate Games

Most of us have heard that
the average resume is looked at
for 10 to 20 seconds so
how to make those seconds count? 

First, use white space. 
White space draws the eye
to the words that count. 

What words to use? 
The words on the front page
(as most employers don’t look at the second)
must clearly address
(as in use the exact words if possible)
all the requirements
in the job posting. 

And when talking about experience,
start with a verb. 
This illustrates that you’re a take action type of person.
Take action people get hired.

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  1. August 26, 2007 @ 11:42 am

    When I do resumes, I have both business and nursing to contend with, which can be a lot. I take the posting I’m applying for and bullet by bullet address what they ask for, in that order, with action oriented information: things that demonstrate I can do what they’re looking for. Seems to do the trick.

    Posted by Ursula
  2. September 3, 2007 @ 5:59 pm

    As an employer I look at resumes several times a month. I agree totaly about the information on the first page being critical. My thought is that you should put the job description including action phrases on the first page and the companies you worked for on the second page. I don’t care who you worked for I care what you accomplished the reason I need to know who you worked for is to verify that you accomplished what you have listed.

    Posted by Janet Freez

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