It usually took me a couple of minutes to review a candidate’s resume – Yep, you hear me right, not a few seconds.
What I am looking for might be an interest of yours, and I am happy to share it with you.
#1 Do you have all the must-have skill requirements
#2 What’s your top skills, problems solved, key achievements, awards won
#3 Find the biggest wins in your career to get a “WOW”!
Many people think that as long as I can cover all bases, recruiters/hiring managers will figure out that I look ok for the role. Unfortunately, this is the most common mistake people made on their resume. You need to be very clear about what you are good at and what you want. Your resume can’t speak for itself. You probably have skills and experiences in a few areas relevant to the role that are stronger than other candidates. Please highlight those strengths.
You don’t need a template. You need to check if your resume can tell all three things.