We spend a lot of time looking for the best possible talent to join our Infinite Promotional Solutions team. Therefore, we have learned a lot about what makes top candidates’ résumés stand out from the rest. One study found that recruiters spend only six seconds on average looking at each résumé. You should include the following information on yours to increase your chances of success:
- Contact Details: You may be surprised by how often people forget to include their contact information on their résumés. Make sure your name, phone number, and email are at the top of the page. Consider also including a URL for your portfolio or LinkedIn profile.
- Target Title: In general, you want to make it easy for recruiters to understand the position you are looking to fill. We at Infinite Promotional Solutions always like to see a professional title for the type of position that the candidate is seeking.
- Metrics: Anytime you support your claims with data, it will greatly increase impact. It can be difficult to weigh the value of less concrete claims. The ability to look at specific numbers will help recruiters see how much value you can offer to the company.
- Certifications and Credentials: Most people know to include their achievements on their résumés. Many forget to list their professional certifications, however. These will add a lot of weight to the skills you include.
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