Resume Review

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Avoiding the Resume Black Hole

Do you ever wonder why so many resumes seem to disappear into a black hole? The answer is that the hiring process no longer works the way it used to. Now resumes must first negotiate resume portals and tracking systems designed to filter out candidates before arriving on someone’s monitor. That’s the black hole. But it’s only the beginning.

Once on the monitor, resumes are scanned not read. Salient information must jump out at the reviewer at first glance for resumes to make it to the hiring manager. Resume reviewers make these decisions at a glance, and once deleted it’s off to the black hole again.

To increase your chances exponentially you must optimize your resume. But what to include, what to leave out, what to highlight, how to structure, what font to use, how many pages; in other words how to catch the reviewer’s attention at an instant and stand out from the competition?

The Answer:

Present a resume that is dramatically different from the tired old 1970ies format everyone still uses today. There is a generally accepted format but it needs dramatic improvement and optimization. Resume optimization requires experience and expertise. We will do the job for you in consultation with you.