Did you know that employers spend only 6 to 7 seconds on scanning your resume and taking a decision about your suitability for an interview? In this article, we give you the insider recommendation to what the main elements that recruiters search for while scanning your resume.
Every industry and every position have specific keywords. Make sure to identify those keywords in the job description and include the same in your resume, preferably the first page.
2) CURRENT/LAST POSITION
Employers need to judge your candidacy of the job, and one crucial clue in your current or last position. If your previous post aligns with the job you are applying for, there is a significant chance that your resume will be selected for further examination.
3) START AND END DATES
Employers don’t like career hoppers. They prefer candidates with a relatively stable career path. As there are no definite rules in recruiting, there are some guidelines. Two years is usually the accepted job duration.
4) PAST EXPERIENCE
A quick glance at your previous job position and companies is enough to give the employers some insights on your career path. Did you stay in the same industry or did you make too many career shifts? Did you progress in your career path or did you stagnate?
Employers want high achievers to join their teams. Result-oriented statements catch their eyes more than eloquent fancy words.
Employers are interested in evaluating your knowledge and academic attainment and deciding how relevant it is for the position.
7) QUALITIES AND SKILLS
Every employer is searching for specific attributes and abilities based on the industry, the job qualifications and the company culture. However, there are some general qualities and skills such as communication, flexibility, teamwork, and reliability regarding self-initiative, taking charge and problem-solving.
8) SPELLING MISTAKES AND GRAMMATICAL ERRORS
Yes, employers are searching for those, as this might be an indication of the candidate’s attention to details, competency and communication skills.