The person who reads our resume often wishes that we knew what they think while they read our resumes. Almost every recruiter goes through the same or at least similar aggravations. After speaking to quite a few recruiters here is the knowledge I have gathered. It is sure to give you some much needed gyaan to keep in mind while crafting your resume.
1. A recruiter will not spend time searching for relevant information in your resume:
If the educational background, skills or job experiences are difficult to detect in a person’s resume, their resume may as well be blank. It is understandable when someone wants to make their resume unique, but that should not hinder the recruiter’s scan through.
Pro tip: Use clever and neat formatting to enhance the visibility of the most important information in your resume. Funky fonts are almost never appreciated by recruiters.
2. A resume without a statement is like a soda without carbonate:
Whether a person is trying to change fields or not should be evident. The slightest amount of confusion on the recruiter’s part will halt the resume from getting to the next stage. The resume must be crafted in a way which optimizes why and how the intended employee’s past work experiences will affect the position he is applying for. The dots must not be left for the recruiter to connect.
Pro tip: An easy-to-read crisp resume will do all the wonders you need