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How Recruiters Read Between the Lines of Your Resume

When it comes to job hunting, your resume is often the first impression that a recruiter will have of you. In fact, many recruiters will spend only a few seconds looking at your resume before making a decision on whether to consider you further or not.

Being on the side of the recruiter, the most important thing is how a candidate presents themselves in their resume. Resumes should be succinct and highlight the most relevant work experience for the job in question.

Most hiring managers are looking at the most recent work history, potentially the last 1-3 roles that someone has had. Two essential things they are taking into account for each work experience: (1) is this role relevant to what the candidate is applying for today? (2) how long was the candidate's tenure in this role?

For fresh graduates, some recruiters look at the applicant’s role in academic organizations or events that they deem fit for the position.

Here are Some Key Points to Keep in Mind:

Recruiters typically read resumes quickly, looking for key information, specific accomplishments, relevant skills and experience, a well-formatted and visually appealing presentation, and a potential cultural fit. By keeping these factors in mind when crafting your resume, you can increase your chances of catching the attention of recruiters and landing your dream job.

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