How Recruiters Read Your Resume ... in 7 Seconds!

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The Initial Screen: 5 Quick Steps, 7 Seconds

How do they make that critical "Yes" or "No" decision in that quick scan? Typically, here's how:

1. They scan summary and functional information at the top to make sure you are a good fit
2. They review work history to see if the person has had a related career background
3. Specifically, they look for company names, titles, appropriate number of years of experience in the field etc.
4. Next, they search for related keywords that show you have the technical skills/ knowledge to get the job done
5. They scan for appropriate education, certifications, training etc.

If all looks good so far, they put this resume in the MAYBE pile with a plan to re-evaluate ... and decide if you are worth an interview.

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