Monday, January 14, 2008

What Employers Really Look For in a Resume

Experts say your resume has only eight seconds to catch an employer's attention. In those eight critical seconds a decision is made to either consider you for the job, file your resume for later review (which usually doesn't happen), or throw it away.

What does an employer look for in that initial scan? Continue reading...

1 comment:

Jen said...

Hi Susan,

I definitely agree with you when you say that people hide their achievements in dense paragraphs.

It was not until recently that I realized an objective was not always necessary. Instead, the individual can create a summary of qualifications towards the top of the resume which will highlight the outstanding things they did for their company and how it will benefit the future company that they work for.

So, hopefully in those crucial 8 seconds, the potential employer will feel the need to read on.

Thank you for writing this post. I am a fan of your blog and I appreciate all of the information you have to provide.

Have a nice day!