Tuesday, January 25, 2005

Résumé Quiz: Will Your Résumé Stand Out in a Crowd?

A top quality resumé is essential to your success. Companies have hundreds of job seekers vying for open positions and hiring managers review hundreds of resumés for each job. Is yours good enough to grab an employer's attention?

Take this quiz to see if your resumé would be picked out of the competition:

QUESTION: Is your resumé one page?

ANSWER: Brief, one page and concise works best. Employers scan resumés with a 15-20 second glance. Be a skillful editor, deleting the portions which are not relevant or least helpful to your securing that particular position. Emphasize your more recent experience in the last five to seven years. Use different resumés to target different job titles.

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