Immediately Grab a Recruiter’s Attention With These Tips

Recruiters and hiring managers spend mere seconds reviewing your resume before deciding whether to interview you or toss your resume aside. That is not a lot of time to convey why you’re a great hire. Below are a few tips to make those quick seconds enough time to grab their attention and make a great impression.

Use Clear Formatting

Today, most resumes are sent to recruiters through an online platform, so it’s important to format your resume for a computer, instead of trying to make a recruiter admire your creativity. A fancy infographic will not successfully upload through the software. One way to be sure your resume gets flagged – in a positive way – is to include keywords the job description mentions.

Organize Your Information

There are two main ways to organize your resume.

  • Chronological Resume

In this format you will list your work history in reverse chronological order.

  • Functional Resume

Instead of focusing on work history, this format will focus on experience, skills, and achievements that will demonstrate your ability to perform at the job.

Make Defined Sections

Regardless of what format you choose when organizing your resume, clearly define each section so recruiters quickly understand what they are reviewing. As soon as a resume looks too busy or is confusing, it will be tossed aside.

Share Quantified Results

Instead of simply stating an achievement, quantify it with clear numbers and stats to support your successes. Be sure your statistics are consistent and truthful. To highlight these significant achievements, use bold font on the numbers only.

Find the Right Job for Your Career

To find the right job to help you achieve your career goals, contact CRS.