We’ve all been there: you find the job of your dreams online, with the perfect location, the perfect salary (or you know you have the passion if not the experience to max out the “DOE”), and you spend at least a day (and maybe a restless night) revising your resume and writing the perfect cover letter that you’re sure will shock and awe. You get each document ready, fill out the required fields with every bit of information about your past that you can possibly remember, upload your perfectly formatted resume, click submit and…. wait. A week or more goes by and maybe you get what is obviously another insulting “automatic reply” email – I mean, you’re the perfect candidate! In the end, your whole application goes dark, leading you to same question as the time before and time before that: what do recruiters look for? This is the age-old question that we, the recruiters of Xtreme, are going to shed some light on.
It can be exhausting being told to tweak your resume for the umpteenth time – you might have so many versions you’re not even sure which one is the most current. To help mediate this frustration, the recruiters of Xtreme have compiled a list of important Do’s and Don’ts just for you – the perfect candidate. The reality is that resumes really are that important. A resume can make or break your chances of a recruiter picking up the phone to give you a call or moving on to the next candidate (all in the span of 60 seconds, mind you) so it’s important for it to be as clear and concise as possible, without short selling yourself. While there are millions of different opinions on resume formatting, here is a complete list of Do’s and Don’ts the recruiters here at Xtreme compiled themselves, just for you.
So, while job searching can sometimes be disheartening, and rules for creating the perfect resume may often be ambiguous, remember this vital list of do’s and don’ts compiled by our recruiters here at Xtreme, and you’ll be sure to get noticed.