Can your resume make the seven second cut? Did you know that most hiring employers only have time for a quick 7 to 10 second glance at each résumé? Only seven seconds! What can you do in seven seconds? I’ve timed it, and I can open an envelope, tie a shoe, type seven words, and answer the telephone. Can your resume make the seven second cut? Do you know what to do to increase your attention grabbing potential?
Read on for 8 quick tips to help you make it!
Target it—write your résumé so that it is focused and targeted to a specific job announcement or job title.
Brand it—develop a branding statement that quickly and clearly lets the prospective employer see the value you can bring to their organization.
Create it—use a pleasing layout and design that doesn’t come from a software box or Microsoft Word template.
Locate it—put the most valuable information on the first page and place it so the reader’s eyes will see it as they begin to skim the resume. Remember: location, location, location.
Organize it—arrange the information so that it is easy to scan the page or pages.
Hone it—only use information that is relevant to the job you want to apply for.
Accomplish it—fill your resume with quantifiable accomplishments to demonstrate your ability to do the job.
Load it—use keywords that are typical for the job and industry and those that potential employers will be searching for.
A professional resume will grab their attention and make them take notice of the abundant potential you bring to the employers table. A professional resume will make the seven second cut.
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