Job Applications: Quick Tip #2

Quick Tip #2: The 10-second rule 

Reviewers spend about 10 seconds scanning a resume before they decide if they want to read it. This process may seem unfair to the applicant, but some job postings can receive over 100 applications and it’s not feasible for the reviewer to read through every one. During these 10 seconds, reviewers skim for similarities between the job post and submitted resume. Therefore,  spend time perfecting the style and organization of your resume by making sure section headings are labeled, keywords are utilized, and bullet points are appropriately placed. Styling and organizing your resume will make you a more competitive applicant because it will guide the reviewer’s eyes to the sections that show off your applicable skills and accomplishments.

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