Recruiters can be deluged with resumes for a given role. Here are some tips from our recruiters on how to ensure your resume stands out from the rest.
USE KEYWORDS. If we’re looking for an Oracle Developer, we expect to see the term “Oracle Developer” on resumes, simple as that. Make sure your resume matches the role you’re going for, but be honest: contradictions and inconsistencies give a very bad impression.
CHECK YOUR SPELLING. We can never say it enough – check your resume for spelling errors. A small mistake could land your resume on the reject pile.
STRUCTURE IS GOOD. Present your experience in a neat and concise manner. Don’t jump around. Chronological order is still the best approach; if there are gaps in your resume, explain them in your cover letter.
PLEASE, NO PHOTOS. Unless you’re an actor, your employer shouldn’t need a head shot.
USE THE CORRECT TENSE. If you are currently in the role then you should use the present tense to indicate that. If you’re no longer in a role that’s listed on your resume then you should use the past tense.
Your resume is all we have to judge what your work for us would be like – so make sure it reflects your best effort.