• Is your resume being noticed?

    Posted on August 6, 2013 by in Candidate tips

     

    When recruiters or hiring managers look through numerous resumes, they are primarily interested in key skills & experience that match the role requirements. If your resume does include these you may not be considered. Take care when applying for roles that your skills match, and your resume demonstrates this. If someone needs to search in too much detail for basic information on your resume, you may be lost amongst the many other applications received.

    If you are seeking a complete career change and your experience does not match it is important to contact the recruiter or hiring manager to find out more about the position and whether you could be a potential applicant.

    Some basic resume tips to get you started:

    1. Use a plain font that is not decorative and easy to read
    2. Keep your resume in a neat and consistent format – maintain the same font throughout
    3. List your most recent employment first – including company name, position, month/year start & month/year finish
    4. Detail your duties and responsibilities in bullet points
    5. Demonstrate your strengths by listing your achievements in bullet points
    6. Extra curriculum activities outside your employment can also be listed if you feel they will be relevant to the role you are applying for
    7. Be sure to spell check, spelling errors can turn some employers off