Resume writing and career advice
job search tips/workplace trends
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The importance of having a word-perfect resume cannot be overstated. Essentially, if your resume is rife with grammatical mistakes, populated with hollow clichés or looks like it was thrown together with 30 minutes to go to the application deadline, you’re wasting your time applying for jobs. It is your one chance to win over an employer, who it’s worth remembering will have piles of applications to sift through, so do put in the effort to try and make your resume stand out amongst the rest.
This infographic by Australian payroll and contractor management company Ayers explores the do’s and don'ts of resume writing, with some engaging statistics that should make it clear to applicants just how vital their initial application really is. On average, applicants have three minutes to wow a recruiter with their resume before it is disregarded. Indeed, 20% of recruiters will make up their mind on a candidate within just one minute. That’s how brief your audition is for impressing the judges in this instance. When it comes to job hunting, first impressions really do count big.
If you’re seeking to gain full-time employment but having trouble with composing your resume, take a look at the infographic below for some guidance on what to include and, just as importantly, what to avoid.
Download Infographic: CVs & Résumés: Get Them Right to Get the Job
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About Matt Krumrie
In addition to writing resumes and cover letters, Krumrie has published over 2,000 career and job search articles for the Star Tribune, Flexjobs.com, Ziprecruiter.com and more.