Recruiters, hiring managers, and HR personnel only give 10-12 seconds reviewing a resume before deciding if they will even read the rest of it. Want to get an interview call in the highly competitive IT job market?
Better yet, want to get interview calls from the top companies? Here are some tips to gain a competitive advantage and highlight those on-the-job results you have already worked so hard to attain.
- Don't skip the career summary. One line objective statements are outdated and don’t give the reader any valuable information. Of course you want this position, that’s why you submitted a resume. Three to five sentences describing your professional level, career focus (i.e., network administration, programming, engineering), key projects, and collaboration with other departments.
- Showcase measurable results. Instead of utilizing a list of keywords into the resume, provide a results-action statement as to how you achieved or exceeded goals using dollar amounts, percentages, or rankings. Hiring managers love concrete information they can envision you doing for their organization if hired.
- Your resume is a marketing tool and your personal brand. Make sure it's succinct, descriptive, and summarizes your career accurately with selected achievements.
Utilizing these tips will give your resume a quick makeover to be more competitive and capture more industry attention your resume deserves.