A resume usually gets less than 6 seconds to make an impression. So how do you get yours to the top of the stack?

A Career Find client’s resume was recently selected from a stack of 700 other resumes. He not only got an interview, but he was offered the job as well. What does his resume have that yours doesn’t?

Do you know the resume hot spots? A recent study by TheLadders showed that when a resume is scanned, the time is spent viewing your name, current title and company, current position’s start and end dates, as well as your previous title and company, previous position’s start and end dates, and education.

With such critical time constraints, you should make your resume as visually appealing as possible; To be clear, I’m not talking about adding pictures or graphics. Distracting visuals hamper the decision making process where the viewer is unable to locate the relevant information they need.

Not only was our client’s resume visually appealing, but it also achieved maximum exposure because of where the information was strategically placed and the use of certain keywords his employer wanted to see.

“CareerFind helped me tailor my resume to find the job I wanted. In a tough job market, my resume was chosen out of over 700 applicants. CareerFind also sharpened my interviewing skills to where I felt confident and prepared for every type of interview. Working with CareerFind has opened a new window of opportunity in my career.” 

 – Trey, 22

If you are looking for a job in a very competitive field with the possibility of hundreds of others applying for the same position, we suggest you give us a call to make sure you emerge from the clutter of your competition.