What should a good Resume look like?
Six seconds, that's how long it takes to run 50 meters. Six seconds, that's how much time the employer spends on reading a candidate's Resume. These few seconds are not much, that is why it is so important that this time is well used by the reader (employer or HR specialist).
In large corporations, before the candidate's Resume reaches the employer's desk, it undergoes an initial verification by the ATS (applicant tracking system). The application searches for relevant information about the candidate, scans his skills and professional experience. If the ATS system does not find the key words, the document is rejected at the beginning of the recruitment process.
Robert Meier is head of Job Market Experts. In his opinion, only two percent of those looking for a job in the US go to the next stage of recruitment. What is the reason for this? It's not just about the competences. Mistakes are mainly on the side of an incorrectly prepared Resume.
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What else can I do to increase the chances of getting the job?
Ever changed your name on a resume to get more job interviews? Race discrimination remains an issue in the workplace. When looking for employment in U.S., only 12 percent of job applicants of Asian or African-Americansdescent receive feedback when their resumes included references to ethnicity or race, like a foreign-looking name.
Whiten your resume, get the interview.
Example, one Asian student changed her "very Korea-sounding" name to American name in lessen any impression of a language barrier. She saw a huge change: "Before I changed it, I didn't really get any interviews, but after that I got interviews," she said.
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