Secrets of the Job Hunt


Monday, November 28, 2005

Now your resume get just 3 seconds to impress

It used to be that a resume would get about 7-10 seconds of attention before it got tossed. These days I'm reading more articles that suggest 3 seconds is now the rule.

This means that your resume must be brief. So say who you are and why you qualify.

If you are sending it via email, think of the screen "real estate". Only the top 1/3 or 1/2 will be visible, so make sure the most relevant information about your qualifications are in that top section.

Recruiters and hiring managers are swamped as it is, them a favor and send them a resume that is brief & concise.

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