Studies show that recruiters spend on average less than 30 seconds on a resume. Recruiters spent 80% of this limited time on six key pieces of information:
- Current title/company
- Previous title/company
- Previous position start and end dates
- Current position start and end dates
Beyond these six items, the recruiters in the study scanned for keywords to match the position they were seeking to fill. Resume keywords are usually regarding the abilities, credentials, skills, and qualities that a recruiter wants to see in their ideal candidate. However, in this digital age, 90% of employers are using “Applicant Tracking Systems,” or ATS, to screen resumes and pass the most relevant and qualified candidates to hiring managers. Nearly 75% of resumes are rejected by an ATS resume test because they’re not correctly formatted or keyword optimized.
More than ever, you can see the importance of having a great resume to open the door to your next great career. We want to help you be as confident and equipped as you need to be to overcome the challenges you face in your career search.
Don’t go it alone on your career search, let us help you build your best resume ever. We are committed to helping you achieve your career change by providing the following resume services:
- One-on-one 60-minute branding strategy session
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Getting noticed in this highly competitive job market is imperative. In addition to reducing the time in career transition, a professional resume will generate more job interviews increasing the potential for multiple job offers and the opportunity to negotiate an increased salary. Professional resumes result in higher salaries and reduced job search time.