Welcome to e2eHiring speak in a week. It's great to have you here.
Let’s start the series with some facts:
Every year around 5 million students graduate from various colleges and universities across India and get into the job market. In addition, layoffs from giant companies like Meta, Twitter, and Unacademy are raising worries.
With so much ambiguity around it is exhausting for the organization to find suitable candidates.
Indeed, the market is competitive and a wee mistake can put you out of the competition.
But, the good news is, if you prepare well and play your cards right, No one can stop you from getting the job that you want. All you need is little preparation!
Over the next 1 month, We'll share with you some of our top tips for taking the first step toward your interview preparation.
Before we get into that, Here's what you will get at absolutely no cost:
So let's read on for today's free lesson…
5 COMMON MISTAKES IN YOUR RESUME THAT ARE SLOWING DOWN YOUR JOB SEARCH JOURNEY
Do you know the one thing that all Job seekers have in common? We all have no idea how a recruiter scans a resume or do they really even scan?
In reality, On average talent acquisition, folks receive thousands of resumes in a day. Can you imagine doing the same work every day?
Yes, you might have heard it before.. The recruiter only spends 6 seconds scanning your resume. In giant organizations, your resume goes through software called ATS before humans, which decides whether you are a great fit for the job or not.
So, here are some common pitfalls while making your resume that we can all try to avoid and save ourselves a ton of time, effort, and frustration!
1) Make ATS friendly resume
Are you applying for hundreds of jobs and getting no response?
It is probably because of ATS(Applicant Tracking System), a software that scans your resume before sending it to the recruiter. Approximately 75% of resumes go to the bin after going through this software. Hence, making your resume ATS-friendly is crucial.
Follow the tips to make your resume ATS-friendly:
2) Avoid using personal information unrelated to your job
If your resume contains personal information unrelated to the job you target like your race, nationality, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, etc. This critical information might lead to discrimination, even if you're qualified for the position.
Information to mention on your resume
3) Use active language meaning powerful words such as “accomplished, “achieved” etc
As stated earlier, the recruitment manager spends only 6 seconds scanning your resume, this signifies that every word the recruiter reads will either help you get notice or put you out of competition. Thus, avoid using vague language in your resume.
Words to include in your resume
Words to avoid in your resume
4) Talk about numbers in your resume
Quantify your accomplishments, this strengthens the value and efforts that you can add to any organization. For example, you can talk about the Number of Clients Acquired, Increased Revenue, Website traffic, Saved time by streamlining the process, Turn Around Time in customer service, etc.
5) Reformat if you need a unique resume for different jobs
Most job seekers create one resume and apply for all the jobs. But, In reality, the recruiter compares your resume with the job description before sending it to the hiring manager. Thus, tailoring your resume as per the job description is crucial.
I know, it's intimidating to change the resume after allocating long hours to create your resume.
Changing the following information on your resume will land you a dream job faster:
I hope you liked today’s lesson about making resumes. In the next lesson, we will look at how to write an effective Cover letter.
Thanks and Regards,