Job Search Tip of the Week #1 (2017)
Caressa Moy | January 2, 2017 | 9:00 am
Preparing for Your New Year, New Career
Part I: How to Write an Effective Technical Résumé
The New Year inspires many working professionals to reevaluate their employment situations. Unfortunately, those who decide to seek new opportunities often stop searching before they even begin because they become frustrated with the first step of revising their résumé.
A good place to start is by learning what internal corporate recruiters and human resource professionals – the gatekeepers of the hiring organization – do during the résumé review process. Why do they choose to follow up on certain résumés and not others? Some researchers inspired by this question utilized eye-tracking technology to record where and for how long recruiters looked when they reviewed résumés and online profiles. The results of this recruiter behavioral analysis offer insight into ways job seekers can optimize their résumés.
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