How long does a recruiter spend looking at a resume?
Yes, Just 6 seconds according to recent survey by the TheLadders.
If you need a job, you have to impress the recruiter with your resume within 6 seconds.
Now, you are probably wondering how can I craft a resume that would impress the recruiter within 6 seconds?
Key Recommendations from the Survey
- Turn to a professional for resume rewrites;
- insist on an organized layout and a strong visual hierarchy;
- make sure online profiles are easy-to-read, without distracting visuals – that is, it makes sense to follow the style found on TheLadders.com
Here is a challenge for you based on your resume – Rate Your Resume (how good is your resume).
Professionally written resume would cost a lot of money, but if you your job, career, life depends on finding a job after spending several thousand dollars in USA, then you should consider getting a professionally written resume.
I have used Resume Edge to write my resume and I personally know 2 others who used Resume Edge.
Also, I have reviewed several resumes and conducted interviews. Based on that experience, I can say I tend to spend more time reviewing a resume written by a professional.
Typically it will cost $180 to $250 to have your resume written professionally.