The amount of time a recruiter spends looking at your resume is roughly six seconds
For people who are unemployed or underemployed, figuring out how to stand out in the job search is crucial. Despite discovering job openings that fit your experience, you send your resume out to the ether — and feel you're continuously overlooked in favour of someone with equal qualifications. Many job seekers have taken to desperate measures.
Visual design is a great way to differentiate yourself from other job candidates, Design in general is increasingly important in the business world.
Companies are always looking for candidates, who will go the extra mile, and your resume is literally your first point of contact — your first chance to put yourself in the "yes" bucket. And what recruiters are looking for can mostly be narrowed down to as appended below.....
Recruiters spent 80% of their time looking at six data points:
ü Current title and company
ü Previous title and company
ü Current start and end dates
ü Previous start and end dates
The key is to keep these important data points clear. cv-resumesamples.blogspot.com recommends a hierarchy that presents information in a way that is easy to find and digest
- St.Xavier's CollegeFinance, 2002 - 2005