Looks like it’s time to begin the dreaded job searching process. Whether you’re a student looking for an internship or a recent graduate gearing up for your first job, it’s equally tiresome and painful.
Do you know how much time an HR professional will spend on reviewing your resume?
By using an eye tracking technique, a study by Ladders, Inc. revealed that the average screening time for a candidate’s resume is 7.4 seconds.
A Resume is reviewed for 7.4 seconds by the HR team
Here is another mind boggling statistic, According to Glassdoor, every job opening attracts 250 resumes on average out of which 4-6 are invited for an interview and 1 person receives the job offer.
It can seem daunting but use the practical tips given below to create a killer resume that will grab the attention of resume reviewers and help get your foot in the door with an interview:
Moving away from the traditional bullet-pointed resume format will be a welcome change. Modern resumes with a creative format will allow you to add color palettes, infographic designs and help you stand out from the crowd.
Using a modern resume format will give you an edge over your competitors
While it’s best to create your creative resume on Illustrator or Photoshop, it does require some design skills and knowledge of Adobe software. The alternative is to use a free downloadable templates on word and use it as a guide to get creative.
Laying down your content in a structured chronological order is most effective and popular with both recruiters and job seekers.
One Glance is all you get from a recruiter. Be Creative and Make it Count!
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While generic surveys are so much easier to mindlessly forward, it’s far more effective to tailor your resume to suit the job requirements and get yourself a fighting chance to earn an interview.
According to a research study conducted by Zety, the success rate of job applications is 2-3.4% which means.
Send out over 50 Applications = 3.4% conversion rate = 1.7 – Land a Job
This conversation rate will improve drastically if you send out more targeted resumes keeping the following best practices in mind:
Go forth and use these techniques to create a killer resume, get noticed and land your dream job! If you’d like to learn more about all the buzz at Qureos, contact us at email@example.com or check out our socials!
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