How to grab the attention of recruiters?

Posted on 27th Feb 2014 | 1012 views

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Your resume should have most important information that which recruiters are searching for and it must be accessible to search engines by showcasing the require skills. A traditional resume is marketing tool and displays your skills and required qualifications to the job market. Over the years the dynamics of job market has been changed and resumes have been shortlisted on specific priorities.


Should be searchable: Recruiters search resumes through resume scanners and tracking tools. To shortlist for the applied position your resume should have right keywords as relevant to the industry specific domain area, skills, and designation and requisite education qualifications. Search keywords defined withkeywords as mentioned in job requirement. No of keywords to be placed and where they were placed will have impact on to be top in the list. Resume should have correct font like Arial and times new roman in different sizes of 10 and 12 and should be readable font. Graphs, tables, pictures, special effects and fancy fonts should be avoided to ensure your resume gets through without any errors.

Should grab the attention of recruiters within few seconds: Recruiters spend average 6 seconds time on each resume to scan the details like candidate location, past experiences and company name designations held and educational details. It is important that you should mention your basic details to grab in first attention also. Map important areas and mapping also revealed that hot spots were mostly to the left of the page and on bold text.

Showcase your skills: your resume should be impressive toimpress hiring manager when it is in their inbox. Resume must showcase your skills and strengths to the recruiters as per their requirements. Use your domain keywords and skills in first of your resume and also present your soft skills which differentiate you from other jobseekers that you are highly different and domain expertise. When you are moving to the further levels in your skills soft skills play key role in career growth. If you follow the above three aspects these things will help you to come first in search engine list.

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