Most of us have seen the typical resume templates; however, while they may be pleasing to the eye, most are not applicant tracking software (ATS) compliant. This means that you will probably be eliminated from the process because the resume reading software cannot “read” your resume. Many of these resume templates are remarkably similar to each other.
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The resume summary is your first opportunity to delve into the popular, “Tell me about yourself” interview question. Give the recruiter a sneak peek at the value that you bring; this will hopefully entice them to call you for an interview.
The purpose of your resume is to articulate the value that you bring. Your resume is your marketing brochure, you are the product. Imagine visiting a car dealership to look at buying a car, and the salesperson gives you some pamphlets.
The job market is competitive, there’s no doubt about that. Your resume is usually your first chance to make a positive impression on the prospective employer, so taking the time to re-write or re-design your resume is worth it. If you’re unsure or have no time, then hire a certified resume strategist. Polishing up your resume can make a big impact. Recruiters are often faced with stacks of resumes to sift through, making yours memorable will help to make you stand out.