A resume is a "snapshot" of you. A resume that sparks the interest of a prospective employer's hiring manager must powerfully communicate the "who, what, where, when and why" about you in a detailed, reader-friendly format. It needs to make you rise above the crowd and your competitors vying for the same job.
The standard resume has five main sections:
- Personal Directory
- Work History
- Accreditations and Licenses
- Professional Memberships
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What a Hiring Manager Looks for in a Resume
Here are 3 key points from a Hiring Manager’s perspective that will make one Resume stand out over another and compel the Hiring Manager to look closer.
- Is it readable? Is it filled with fluff that is unimportant? Did the applicant waste my time and take up
space making it more of a chore with an employment or career objective? It may even have a reason why I should look closely at their resume. It rarely matches the job for which they have applied. If
the information is applicable to the position again, I am more compelled to look at it closely.
I am looking for useful information that may tell me the person is qualified for the position. It should compel me to want to talk to them. Facts tell me that, especially if they are clear, concise and pertain to the position.
- Is every position with every company listed with the month and year they started and completed or left the company? If I am suspicious of a gap then I automatically wonder what else they may not be forthright about. On the other hand, I see a gap I can easily ask about it and move forward. I don’t care how many pages it takes if it gives me a more complete picture of the person’s career.
- What accomplishments have they had in each position over their career? Are they quantifiable? Did they impact directly or indirectly the bottom line of the company? Remember, I have objectives to achieve and I may see this person as a team member that will help that achievement. Even if not quantifiable, did they have a role in the success of the company or department?
The person that has supplied the right type and kind of information will get my attention every time. As a hiring manager I am not looking for fluff but information that will give me hope the author can make an impact. If I see the potential, I will interview them.