By Wednesday morning when I get back to my office I could have a hundred, a Job Title Email List thousand or possibly more resumes in my email inbox. If I spend 10 seconds visually scanning 1,000 resumes that will take me 2.78 hours just to do the initial scan and culling of the resumes. That means you Job Title Email List only have, at best, 10 seconds to get my attention. Is the resume important? Yes it is. There are many styles, formats and types of resumes to choose from. Different styles work better for different professions. The key to a successful resume is that it Job Title Email List should look professional. Remember, this is not a piece of paper you are submitting but, it is you that you are submitting.
Let's look at a generic resume and the do's and don'ts of resume Job Title Email List development based on my experiences as a job seeker and as a recruiter over the years. The first step is to find a good format that meets your needs and the profession you are in. With the proliferation of Job Title Email List computers and word processing software this can be easily accomplished. You can develop your own professional resume with a few easy steps by following the templates that are provided for you. Yes, you do need to type it out not only because you have to email it Job Title Email List but because it looks more professional.
Within the last six months I have received a hand written resume and I assure you I Job Title Email List did not spend the 10 seconds I mentioned above scanning it. Use a standard font with minimal highlighting, bolding or italics. This is not the time to use fancy graphics, you want the document to be Job Title Email List easy to scan and read. The only attention the fancy graphics get you is negative attention. Your resume should be printed on a standard, heavy weight paper, preferably white. Do not use fancy colored paper. A cream colored bonded paper is okay. Make sure all your Job Title Email List sentences, paragraphs, indentions, bulleting and alignments are correctly spaced and justified.