May 20, 2019 - 04:31 PM
Write your resume with the conscious effort of being understood as easily and quickly as possible, by both a machine and a human. But don’t neglect to personalize it to the specific job opening. Recruiters hate generic resumes, but love resumes that waste no words in delineating how you are a near perfect match.
Be savvy to the ATS game, but don’t try too hard to hack the system. Recruiters are likewise very keen to the games job seekers play with resume keywords. They don’t mind industry shorthand used appropriately, and sometimes prefer it, because it can demonstrate vividly experience claimed on a resume. But they don’t like it when it crosses over into fast-talk.
Other best tips: Put the most important information at the top. Never make readers look for it. Show accomplishments, with numbers if possible. And, review a few sample resumes and templates to get a clear idea of what is expected for your role or industry.
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