Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Graduates: Do You Know How Recruiters Find Candidates?

Finding the right resume and getting it into the hands of those responsible for hiring is the job of a recruiter. It is quite a job to go through stacks and stacks of resumes each day and decide on who will be short-listed. Using industry keywords will help your resume go to the top of that good stack. Whether you are searching online with an online resume or handing out a hard copy, it is a must to prepare your resume with keywords that fit the profile of the job you are seeking. The following information will help you understand how to properly execute a resume so that it sticks in the mind of the recruiter. If you can catch the attention of the recruiter, chances are the hiring manager will also like what he or she sees in your resume.

There are certain things you can keep an eye on to ensure that your resume makes it into the hands of the recruiter. It will not always be your credentials that get you the job you want. It all depends on the format and the word usage in the way you present yourself within your resume.


If you are preparing a resume to obtain a development position, then you know the requirements of the position: the employer is seeking someone who is highly skilled in different programs and software language. Inside your resume, you should immediately bring the recruiter's attention to these qualifications. A professional summary is also a good idea, especially if you are already doing work in this specific field.


If you really want a position, then you must look at your resume as though it is your own personal advertisement. Just as important as the keywords is the formatting of the document itself. Functional resumes are one of the best formats to use and it serves a specific purpose. This format allows you to present your credentials in an easy to read way.

All of the above mentioned points are equally important. It is free on most template sites to look over different resume formats. Choose which one will not only reflect your skills the best, but also your personality, as people do want to know with whom they will be working. Having a great resume is directly in proportion to your chances of getting a callback. Once you have made it to the interviewing room, your battle is almost won. Here's wishing you the best in your on- or offline employment search.

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