Posting Resumes Online and What Recruiters Look For

When posting resumes online be aware that people will call, but isn’t that what you want? Here are a few tips to really draw people to your resume.

Recruiters look for a few main things in a resume, one is that your resume is current. Your most recent position, up to date phone number and accurate email ensure success. Nothing is harder than trying to match you with the perfect job and not being able to contact you about it.

Detailed bullet points are also a key thing to add to your resume. Not to say that you need a page of detail for each position you have worked, but five to six strong bullet points to describe your job duties is just enough. Keep each bullet clear and concise, interviews are where we get our specifics.

Which leads me to the next thing recruiters look for in a resume, or should I say don’t look for, “fluff” words. Unfortunately, “detail oriented”, “great leader” or “excellent multi-tasker” are not things that draw us to your resume. Don’t write them, show them through those five to six bullet points; that is what puts your resume on top.

Proofreading your resume cannot be stressed enough. We want a resume that is easy to read, free of spelling mistakes and grammar errors. Having someone other than you read over your resume before you post it is a highly encouraged editing tool. That final look will help ensure you have the smooth flowing top notch resume us recruiters look for. If not, there is always spellcheck.

Your history is important to recruiters, we like to know you are stable and can hold a job for more than a few months. We want to represent you to our client to the best of our ability and sometimes it is hard to do when you have held numerous positions in a short time span. Employers are looking for someone who will stick with an opportunity for longer than a month or two. Some circumstances do require you to have multiple jobs within a small amount of time, but make sure you are able to reasonably explain why that is.

The above tips will really make your resume stand out to recruiters and increase your potential to get great opportunities. We sometimes look at over a hundred resumes a day, make sure yours is the one that stands out!

4 Comments

  1. Santhi Krishna
    February 16, 2016

    Thanks. The post was really helpful

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  2. Michelle
    February 16, 2016

    Very insightful thanks Hannah!

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  3. Joydeep Bhattacharya
    April 18, 2016

    Thanks Hanna. I really liked the idea of ‘proofreading’.

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  4. Joydeep Bhattacharya
    April 18, 2016

    Thanks Hannah. I really liked the idea of ‘proofreading’.

    Reply

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