Landing that job looking through the eyes of a recruiter.
Recruiters work in a fast paced environment usually handling a requisition load of approximately 39 to 120 requisitions (requisitions mean job/positions to fill). Certain positions are extremely competitive and candidates can not leave anything to chance when it comes to getting their resumes reviewed and forwarded to a hiring manager. We’ve listed 7 quick tips on how to better your chances of getting your resume reviewed and forwarded to a hiring manager.
- Left justify your name and increase the font-size to 14 or 16.
- Always put your phone number, e-mail address and your social media contact under your name.
- Add a splash of color to your resume. Microsoft suite has some really cool resume templates in the software.
- Make sure your experiences align as close as possible to the work experience of the job description you are applying to.
- Utilize the companies referral program. Network and attend hiring events for the company regularly.
- Talent acquisition people are good to know. Don’t be afraid to reach out on linked in and let one of them know you are looking for a new opportunity.
- Always apply through the company’s website and always attach a resume and cover letter. When you have a position where 200 candidates have applied, some recruiters will not review your profile if there is no resume and cover letter attached.
Hopefully these tips can help with your job search. Best wishes on your new job!!!