Throughout my 15+ years as an HR leader, I can tell you first-hand that the stats are accurate: Recruiters and hiring leaders will skim your resume for 6-ish seconds. If it doesn’t make an impression, you will get passed over. Unless, of course, strategic relationship building is the focus of your job search (which I highly recommend) 😉
So, how do you make a lasting impression?
Today, I’m going to walk you through:
+The goal of your resume +When it’s time to update your resume +The two main components I focus on when helping others with their resumes +The major sections of your resume +And then, we will wrap up with a handful of resources to help you stand out!
Key Takeaways From Today’s Episode
The goal of your resume is to make it as easy as possible for the reader to know who you are, what you do, and what you’re looking for
The best time to update your resume is after you’re crystal clear on what you want to do next: the role, industry, and you’re top companies
The two main components when updating your resume are Design and Content
In terms of content, think about skills and experiences related to where you want to go and pack them with accomplishments
When it comes to resume design, consider the personality of the companies you’re applying to and keep it sharp + easy to read
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