What catches the attention of the people looking to hire? What about the information you provide? Will that get recruiters to keep reading? The answers although unique to every situation, will depend on how well your resume looks and sounds to the recruiter.
Something about your resume or profile or any form of information provided by yourself either applying or simply passively seeking employment caught someone’s eye. But how do you get them to keep reading?
At Jobbinghood we’ve made it our purpose to help job seekers increase their chances to get the attention of recruiters and increase the time recruiters invest in reading their resumes.
We did our research and found a few experts in the subject, from different areas and styles, but very consistent and upfront about what is “that thing” that will get you that call for an interview. These experts not only provide tips, but also give out pieces of information that might sometimes seem obvious but are in fact crucial.
Here are the some of the experts’ advice we found:
Professor Heather Austin’s importance of having a great summary. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iwCzT2P7vw&t=116s
Creator of the career club on Facebook and instructional Youtube videos, in her “How to write a winning Resume” video, she explains the importance of having a great summary. I know, perhaps it might seem obvious but we feel once you understand what is behind this obvious requirement, you will definitely get more ideas about how to better market and showcase yourself.
Resume Remodeler’s take on the Job titles from your Previous Positions. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt1-6PvgXfh/
Resume Remodeler which is a consulting agency that works with HR departments and clients giving resume writing reviews among other services, Says, in one of his many useful Instagram posts that the way you describe your past positions can leverage that decision to call you. Taking into account that some positions you might have worked in although very crucial and challenging as the might be, don’t come across this way in the title given by that company. Take for example, Manager III. Remember this is your ticket. The title has to look and sound as interesting and important as the job was.
Lara Sedaghat, from Resumes by Lara “Keep an accomplishment Journal”. https://www.instagram.com/p/B925xwFg67S/
Although it’s not something to apply right now if you haven’t started such journal, it might not only get you to start one from this point on, but to include information you thought was way in the past for you.
These details can significantly help especially if you feel in a bit of an idea dry spill if you will or just can’t seem to find the words to what you’re thinking. Take yourself back to all the feedback both positive and negative to showcase or not (if is the case that maybe you find better info with this exercise) so that the best of your attributes are decorating your profile and Resume.
Andrew LaCivita’s “Things not to put in your resume” in his 3 Steps to a Perfect Resume video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bhwEsfXS6y8&t=257s
He is a Writer, world-leading career coach, trainer, blogger, and speaker. The fact he’s not in the top of this article is not based on qualifications. Believe me, he is more than. This is just a video that you have to see if you definitely want to know not only what and how to write in your resume but also what not to. In fact, what to us seems to be the highlight of the video are basically the don’ts. Not only don’t, but, why don’t. This is a clip that you might watch 10 times and still be taking information from if you’re really interested in the matter.
ResumeRX’s How to list your credentials after your name. https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Jap_uhceR/
Amanda from the ResumeRx on this particular post gives fairly simple and direct advice. But be sure, of the most importance. She is an expert resume writer specialized in the Nursing area. This advice might not apply to everyone but, if you not only have a degree but also, certain licenses pertinent to your job search that need not only to be visible, but in correct order, this video might be of help. Basically, the order is: Degree, Licenses and then all Certifications. She here give various examples and multiple situations that may help clear any doubts you might have, if this applies to you of course. Remember one simple order mistake can get the person examining your resume or profile to look away. After working so hard on the rest, it would be a shame to be discarded by something like this.
Some choices you might be familiar with. Others may be new to you. In any case we truly hope they can help you be one with the information you show.
Posted by Jobbinghood.com editor