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 want to see.
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 recruiters with your relevant experience, they 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. Address errors happen all the time, so be careful when you’re cutting and pasting.
See the infographic below for more information on how to make recruiters like you:
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Updated June 2017
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