Monday, December 22, 2014

Resume: 5 Seconds to Wow Them

As you know, employers spend on average "X" seconds scanning your resume. Solve for "X"? Different sources give a different number--but the consensus hovers around "5 to 10 seconds." What are they looking at--and how do they decide whether you fall into the "keep" or "toss" category?

Quora, a platform for questions and community-voted answers, turned up these responses recently, from actual people who do the hiring:

So how to get a hiring-person's attention? Here's a Q-and-A page with sample resume formats:

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