No pressure, but your résumé has six seconds to make an impression before it is sent to the don’t-even-bother pile.
That is how long a recruiter typically skims a résumé to decide whether to pass it on to a hiring manager, said J.T. O’Donnell, chief executive of career-coaching site Work It Daily. Recruiters often have hundreds of online applications to wade through, even with algorithms helping filter many of them out. They will likely give yours little more than a glance to judge whether you make it onto the shortlist of candidates.
The CV won’t clinch a job offer, but it gets you to the next step, career coaches say. A résumé that’s hard to skim or fails to mention key skills needed for the job could keep you from ever getting the chance to make your case in an interview.
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Published on April 17th, 2023
Last updated on April 17th, 2023