Please check out this fantastic article by Upjourney with our president, Matt Warzel, as a contributor – What Employers Look For in a Resume (20+ Things)

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The first thing that employers look for when searching for potential candidates is a well-written resume. That is why you, as a job seeker, need to ensure that your document speaks volumes about you and your skills.

But then again, what would capture the attention of the recruiters and hiring managers? What would help you get on the top of their list?

Here are the things employers look for in a resume.

๐Ÿ™…My take (a summary of the main sections):

๐Ÿ‘‰ Ensure it has optimized keywords, quantifiable content, and well-formatted

๐Ÿ‘‰ Ensure you set the tone with what you want and what you offer

๐Ÿ‘‰ Do not write your experience as task-based

๐Ÿ‘‰ Identify your relevance in terms of value to a prospective employer

๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sure to incorporate key buzzwords/skills that you offer

๐Ÿ‘‰ Your summary should be 3-5 sentences (written in one paragraph)

๐Ÿ‘‰ Make sure you follow the rules of a tightly written rรฉsumรฉ

๐Ÿ‘‰ Ensure that the experience section demonstrates your value

๐Ÿ‘‰ Stick to the traditional format

๐Ÿ‘‰ Add a little color without overdoing it

What are your thoughts on how the resume should look and say?

Chime in over here and join the conversation.

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