How to Create First Impression in Resume Screening?

Posted on 05th Jul 2013 | 1006 views

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Your resume is your first interaction with recruiters to get selected in an interview. Recruiters will be looking in to your resume and screens for few seconds to match their requirements.


Generally a recruiter spends min 30 to 60 seconds on each resume to check whether it matches with their requirement or not? A resume which looks unique will be picked up and resume which dont appear as unique will be moved to trash.

Below tips may useful how this 30 seconds scan will help you to get selected by the recruiters:

First 5 seconds of your resume screening: The first few seconds of your resume should create great visual impact rather than attention drawing. Based on the visual appearance, recruiters will be called for interview. So, be careful and check whether you resume creates great impression by means of text and placing of content. Check yourself that your resumes have eye catching bullets, headings and fonts and easy to read.

Next 10 seconds of your resume screening: Now you have grabbed the attention of recruiters and your first page should create impression with rich content. Your resume will be screened for keywords to match the requirements of the recruiters. Your objective of resume should be in one line and it should convey your future career goals.

Next 15 seconds of you resume screening: Once your resume viewed and checked further for effective summary to see you resume match with their requirements. Make ensure that you have used section headings, subheadings, position titles, and create scan appeal by highlighting accomplishments using numerals.

Basic tips to pass on your resume screening:

1.Have the effective job title

2.Highlight your abilities, accomplishments and experiences

3.Use proper keywords to get screened

4.Its not advisable to put references

5.Try to maintain a brief resume

6.Make ensure that your resume with out of spell mistakes

7.Dont include marital status, height, weight and status etc.

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