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Are You Ready for a Resume Refresh? Read This First!

Did you know? You have 6 seconds to make an impression with a recruiter. It’s true, the average amount of time a recruiter spends on your resume is S-I-X seconds. Let’s make it count!

Throughout my 15+ years as an HR leader, I can tell you first-hand that these stats are accurate; recruiters and hiring leaders will skim your resume — if it doesn’t make an impression, you will get passed over. The goal of your resume is to make it as easy as possible for the reader to know you’re the BEST person for the job. Articulating your experience and career aspirations on one piece of paper is both an art and a science. It’s especially challenging when you’re in your own head all.the.time. Outlined below are FOUR steps to refresh your resume, stand out, and grab that recruiter’s attention.

Identify transferrable experiences and skills.

Words matter.

Design counts!

  • If you’re looking for a professional resume template to help you stand out, check out these fabulous designs at my affiliate partner, Get Landed.

Showcase key accomplishments versus outlining responsibilities.

For more insider stories, quick tips, and #careertalk, I invite you to connect with me on Instagram @flourish.careers.

Are You Ready for a Resume Refresh? Read This First!

Are You Ready for a Resume Refresh? Read This First!

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