The FreeResumeBuilder.org team and I had so much fun collaborating on the infographic, 12 Things You Wish You’d Known Before You Took the Job, that we decided to partner up on another one. Have you ever wondered what makes recruiters like you and your resume? Read on for five important tips.
Recruiters live to fill specs. That’s what their employers and clients pay them to do. Because of this, they’ll like you if you describe experience relevant to their open spec(s) in your resume. That’s what they’re looking for!
It’s also good if you tell the truth about your experience — because they’re going to check.
And don’t shine them on with a wordle full of unsubstantiated adjectives about yourself. They’re a skeptical bunch. Adjectives set their eyes to rolling. So don’t go there.
Beyond stunning them with your relevant experience, recruiters will like you if you send your resume in the format they want you to use, regardless of whether or not it’s the format you want to use. They tend to like .doc above all others. Truth.
Finally, recruiters like you more if you address your cover letter and resume to them rather than to someone else — such as a recruiter at another company. This is a pretty common error that also sets their eyes rolling, so be careful when you’re cutting and pasting.
See the infographic below for more information on how to make recruiters like you:
Click here to embed this infographic on your site: http://buff.ly/18GGs6p.
Here are the links referenced in the infographic:
1. The Second Biggest Cover Letter Faux Pas http://buff.ly/18DUW9e.
2. Your Resume: 6 Facts Employers Verify — Infographic http://buff.ly/18DTUKf.
3. 5 Critical Leadership Skills to Showcase on Your Resume http://buff.ly/18DU4Bh.
4. The PDF Resume is Dead http://buff.ly/18DPAJ4.
5. The Little Cover Letter Mistake That Will Get Your Resume Ignored http://buff.ly/18DqtGv.
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