Eye-tracking research has shown that an HR professional will review your resume for a mere seven seconds, and companies are increasingly using automation to screen resumes.
The days of sending a generic CV are out. You need to be able to stand out and make the connection that lands an interview.
Experts share five fresh and practical ways you can do this: 1) Outsmart the robots; 2) Show off your skills; 3) Don’t restrict your work experience to just “work”; 4) Let the numbers do the talking; and 5) Keep your cover letter personal.
Read full article at Harvard Business Review website: How to Get Your Resume Noticed (And Out of the Trash Bin)
To interview is to share your life story in relevant bite-sized pieces. Eli Bohemond tries to ease your concerns by highlighting a few common misconceptions around interviewing.
How do you strategically and effectively prepare for an interview in 2021? With more and more interviews moving to phone and video in 2021, you need to be ready to make a powerful (virtual) first impression.
Your résumé needs to get through the applicant tracking system and then get selected by the recruiter or HR person doing the initial screening. When your résumé finally makes into someone’s hands, it typically gets just a 15 second glance according Human Resources and hiring managers. 15 Seconds! You have got to garner their interest fast or you are sunk.
It can be hard to know how to make your resume stand out. Start by accepting that it’s going to take some time and effort. Don’t try to sit down and knock it out in an hour – you’re carefully crafting a marketing document.
It's no secret that job interviews can be daunting. The process can often make you feel on display, but interviews can be difficult for everyone – even for the interviewer themselves. The key thing to remember? Interviewers want to meet the real you. So even though you might feel pressure to perform, try to be yourself as much as possible – and try to demonstrate why you’d be a genuinely great fit for the company. Below are some more tips that will help you highlight your unique personality and get the interview off to a great start:
As we are now in uncharted waters regarding the economy, we do not know exactly what the future business landscape will look like in the weeks and months ahead. One thing that is certain, when companies begin recruiting again, there will be even more intense competition for positions as they arise. So from a practical perspective, I have set-out below some suggestions that you can make to your CV to ensure that you maximise your possibility of being short-listed for interview and avoid the pitfalls.