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Monday, July 28, 2014

12 Tiny Changes That Make Your Resume Easy for Recruiters to Skim

The Muse: There’s some debate about how many seconds a recruiter spends looking over a resume, but we can all agree that it’s not a lot. With such limited time to get important information across, anything you can do to make your resume easier to skim could mean the difference between the forward or toss piles.

1 comment:

Julian said...

The more I work on my resume the more I realize that anyone you ask is going to have a different set of rules. I think what it comes down to is that each person processes information slightly differently and will come to like resumes that mesh with the way they think. That makes the opinion of a graphic designer such as Smith valuable. Graphic design looks for the overall trends of how people perceive visual information. With so many conflicting opinion, it is good to have little simple things that will make a resume more clear to almost anyone. However, I am sure you can find someone who will disagree with every point. In the end, I think there are too many views on resumes to make one set of perfect rules. At a point you have to try the different methods and then trust yourself to create something clear and strong.