The 5 Second Resume Rule

The 5 Second Resume Rule

Your resumé has five seconds to catch an employer’s eye and compel them to read on. You may get eight if the reader is in a good mood or has nothing else to do, though highly unlikely in the recruitment world. If you don’t entice them to read past your name, you are out. So What Can You Do to Ensure Your Masterpiece of Skills and Experience is Not Tossed Before the Five-Second Window Closes?

Read More

3 Reasons It Pays to Have a One Page Resume

3 Reasons It Pays to Have a One Page Resume

While skimming the blogosphere, I stumbled upon a career expert’s recent post where he advised that sticking to a one-page resume is an “old-school” rule that NO jobseeker should follow regardless of experience level. As a recruiter, I could not disagree more! And I think it’s important for all professionals to understand why and how a one-page resume serves them in the job market.

Read More

6 Reasons Why Your Resume Gets Trashed

6 Reasons Why Your Resume Gets Trashed

Job seekers are products. And their resumes much showcase all of the great qualities and benefits that the product has to offer a potential employer. So, that resume is actually a piece of marketing.But that piece marketing content will not be even be read, if it does not even get to a recruiter’s eyes and then engage that recruiter within 6 seconds. 

Read More