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Ever wondered what happens to your resume after you make a job application?
You may think that it goes directly to the employer you want to work for but it usually doesn't. It goes to a company, agency, or outsourced recruiter. The recruiter has the power to dump your resume in the garbage or give you an interview. It's entirely up to them whether you get called in for an interview with the hiring manager or if your resume simply gets tossed into the trash. They are the gatekeeper, and their job is to surf through the multitude of applicants to find the few they will contact.
Because they don't know you yet they have only one way to evaluate you, only one way to decide if you get the interview or the boot. Your Resume.
Recruiters are a very diverse group, some of them work fulltime in an HR department while others might simply be managers within a company who undertake many other roles. No matter that particular situation, each recruiter has their own idiosyncracies which can make the whole process seemed almost arbitrary. When you speak with a recruiter it almost seems as though th they make their decisions in a completely intuitive manner. However if you analyze the opinion as of a large number often recruiters, you will find that they actually make their decisions in a consistent way. In actual fact, if you interview a large number of professional recruiters you will find that there is indeed a very specific set of rules that they all follow.
And many of them are not the rules found in the largely outdated information on resumes on the market today.
Most recruiters are frustrated by the low quality of most of the resumes they receive. It turns out that only a very small percentage off the resumes received by big companies are considered to be extremely high quality. Most job applicants just don't seem to get it! The problem for most job applicants is that although the recruiter knows exactly what he needs to see in a resume, it is not their role to help you improve your resume.
The end result is that many job seekers end up using genetic templates or unskilled resume writers to help them create their resume. The majority also books that are returned to help you with your resume are either written by individuals with little recruitment experience are by someone who has only worked with one company.
How important would it be to know what top recruiters are looking for so that your resume could be in the top 5% has spent months interviewing recruiters from Fortune and Maclean's magazines 'Top 100 Companies to Work For' in the US and Canada to find out what they look for in a great resume. He also approached the major recruitment agencies to get feedback from their professional recruiters. He personally evaluated tens of thousands of resumes as a recruiter.
The end results is that he knows exactly what it is that top companies are looking to see in the resumes of job applicants.
How would you like to have the wisdom of over 50 recruiters with more than 600 years of recruiting experience in top companies from virtually every industry helping you build your resume?
How would you like to have recruiters who personally review over 761,000 resumes a year for top employers on your shoulder, guiding you as you create the resume that will put you in the top 5% in your industry?
With David J Gardners book, 'Resume Success', you will have access to that exact information.
David J. Gardner
The Great Success Club
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