Pin your resume skills to impress hiring managers

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The big resignation caused workers to quit their historic jobs, and many people are looking for new roles that better suit their needs and values.

This raises the company’s stakes, and they need to make themselves more attractive to modern workers. But it also puts pressure on employees, who must compete fiercely with the most sought-after positions.

The first step is to make a good resume to attract the attention of recruiters. However, according to former Amazon recruiter and author of the book “7 Key Resume Mistakes to Avoid” Lindsay Mustain (Lindsay Mustin), there are still many people who get the first step wrong.

In an independent survey conducted by Mustin, most candidates stated that they spend 20 to 40 hours writing resumes.

She said that with an average of 200-250 applicants for each job opening, the typical recruiter only spends 6 seconds on each resume in the early stages of the hiring process. To her, “it’s more like four,” Mustain told CNBC Make It.

Therefore, it is vital that candidates optimize their resumes to make them clear and compelling for any recruiter, she said, and outline three tips for doing so.

1. Format

According to Mustin, the most important thing for any resume is the format.

“Why? If I can’t find information within these three to six seconds, then we have a problem,” she said.

Mustin’s suggestion is “minimalism.” Keep the layout of your resume simple, without photos and gimmicks, so that recruiters can easily scan and pick out the information they need.

2. Content

Next, the content of the resume should highlight two key issues: scope and impact. Scope refers to the responsibilities in which you gain experience, and impact outlines why they are important.

“If you want to be the first-choice candidate, you have to show the scope and impact that can best solve the company’s pain,” Mustin said. “This is the difference between product candidates and preferred candidates.”

Generally, the scope and impact should be summarized in a short value proposition or executive summary at the top of the resume. You can explain in detail in the experience part later.

“In any company, you have two jobs, no matter what it is. You can either save money or make money — maybe you do both,” Mustin said. “If you can clarify what it is and how you do it through the work you do and the impact you have had in the past, it’s a secret.”

3. Keywords

Third, your resume should be “keyword optimized” for the language type used by the company you are applying to, Mustin said.

“You want to use the correct dialect so you can talk to the audience, which makes a lot of sense for them,” she said.

Some websites allow you to compare the language used in your resume with the language in the job description. But, again, you can use the company’s website and social media to understand how they refer to customers, customers, users, etc., and use it as a guide, Mustain points out.

As a general rule, Mustin says that you should create a master resume based on job descriptions that you consider to be three dream jobs. Then adjust it according to the specific requirements of each job you apply for.

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