When people read, their eyes move in specific patterns, dependent upon what they are reading and the environment in which they are reading. Recent studies on recruiters who read applicant resumes, usually online, demonstrated that there are some very specific eye-tracking behaviors that are common to them all. Applicants who are aware of these can fashion their resumes accordingly. Continue reading “Eye-Tracking – It Really is a Science, and It Impacts Your Resume”
According to a report in U.S. News,”Simply being qualified won’t get you an interview in today’s job market. Employers are being inundated with applications from qualified candidates. If you don’t differentiate yourself, you will not attract the attention of hiring managers or recruiters.” Standing out is the key. Continue reading “10 Outstanding Ways To Stand Out In A Job Search”
Looks do count for a resume. Your resume has to have a compelling message and be easy to read. If it doesn’t come off as visually appealing, it’s unlikely anyone will want to read it.
At the same time, be careful about using fancy charts, graphics, or logos on the resume as it could cause the Applicant Tracking Systems (the software that reads and ranks resumes) to not be able to read it. Continue reading “5 Ways To Make Your Resume Visually Appealing”