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

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How to Get Your Resume Noticed by Employers in 5 Seconds Guaranteed

Join career expert and award-winning author Andrew LaCivita as he teaches you how to get your resume noticed in 5 seconds guaranteed! -------------------- MORE FREE RESUME COACHING! -------------------- FREE RESUME WEBINAR: 3 Secrets to Get Your Resume Noticed: Keys to Put Your Resume on Top of the Pile: FREE RESUME TEMPLATE DOWNLOADS WITH INSTRUCTIONS PROFESSIONAL FORMAT: COLLEGIATE FORMAT: NEED MORE FREE RESUME HELP? You can binge watch my resume playlist here: -------------------- MY RECOMMENDATION FOR YOUR RESUME TO BEAT THE ATS -------------------- After you prepare your resume, head to JOBSCAN with this link: -------------------- JOIN MY JOB SEARCH BOOT CAMP -------------------- Want the most advanced and effective job searching program created? Check out my Job Search Boot Camp to find your dream job fast! 5 sessions, lifetime access, live event (plus recordings), ongoing coaching and so much more: - Start in the right place (your headline/pitch, your why, your needs, your questions for the employers) - Create marketing material that wows (resume, cover letters, LinkedIn Profile) - Run the perfect job hunt (most advanced job search strategies) - Interview to win the job (ace any type of interview and learn advanced selling techniques) - Negotiate like a pro (learn the nuances, psychology and steps to get paid what you deserve) Learn more and ENROLL HERE: -------------------- CONNECT WITH ANDREW -------------------- Join Andrew's email list: Get Andrew's books and training: YouTube: Facebook: Twitter: LinkedIn: Instagram: iTunes free podcast: -------------------- SUMMARY -------------------- How long? 6 Seconds!? Don’t believe me? I’m sharing my personal experience (more on this in a minute), but a number of job sites such as The Ladders (check out their eye-tracking story on how recruiters review resumes) indicate their survey says employers review your resume in six seconds. Ouch. How do you review the resume? Click. Open. Big Thunderbolt Mac Screen! Eye-Glance 1: Name please! My eyes go right for the top center. I want to see your name. Just your name and geography. Eye-Glance 2: Then I look at the entire top half of the first of page of your resume—all at once. Eye-Glance 3: Then I scramble down the left column of the first page. I’m looking for the companies you worked for. I’m much more interested in which companies you worked for than the positions you held. Eye-Glance 4: Then I look at the entire second page all at once. This entire eye-glancing escapade takes me no longer than six seconds. How do you decide to keep reviewing the resume? Now, I need to decide whether to delete the resume or whether to review it. I stress the word review because anyone who has time to read your entire resume has too much time on his or her hands. Want to know what I’m looking for? What’s the 5-second magic pill?! Why did you open this post? It was one of two reasons. You either know and love me and thought omigawd, Andy has another amazing post and I just have to watch (listen or read). Otherwise, you had no clue who I was, but saw the headline telling you some dude promises you resume glory in five seconds. I’m guessing the latter. Regardless of your reason, you need to interrupt the recruiter’s mind-numbing review process by giving her something she’ll love—right away. It’ll be your analogous “headline.” She wants to know you’ll bring value to her organization. The easiest way to do this is by encapsulating who you are professionally—in aggregate—and also highlighting your (likely three most) valuable contributions. I suggest doing this in a Career Profile section at the very top followed immediately by a Career Highlights section immediately underneath. I’ve already given you the exact formula and language in How to Build the Ultimate Professional Resume ( I’ve also given you the templates whether you need a professional or collegiate resume. Get your ultimate professional resume template with instruction here: Get your ultimate collegiate resume template with instruction here: #milewalkacademy #resume #careercoach #careercoaching #interviewintervention #jobscan

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12 Strange US Geography Facts No One Told You About

The US enjoys some very impressive statistics. 50 states. 325.7 million people. 14,146 McDonald's restaurants. Oh, yes, and some truly wacky geography facts! Get ready because some of these geographic anomalies can be mind-boggling. Do you know, for example, which state has the longest coastline? Top contenders could be Texas, Florida, and California. But it’s Alaska! The Alaskan coastline covers 6,640 miles and is actually longer than the coastline for the rest of the states combined! So if you love the cold sea and frozen beaches, Alaska is the place to be! Watch the video to learn which site to visit if you want to be in 4 places at once, how Americans can be trapped in Canada, and how everyone on Earth could fit into the state of Texas. TIMESTAMPS: Buildings in New York have their own ZIP codes 1:03 Alaska is everywhere 1:39 You can walk from the US to Russia 2:24 Canada in California 3:22 The longest river in the US 3:55 The shortest river in the world 4:47 The longest coastline 5:23 The tallest mountain in the world 5:56 Point Roberts — America or Canada? 6:49 Four Corners — 4 states 7:41 Border states 8:26 Texas is bigger than you can imagine 9:16 #geographyfacts #factsaboutamerica#usafacts Music by Epidemic Sound SUMMARY: - Manhattan is one of the most densely populated areas in the world. It is so unbelievably crowded that there are over 200 ZIP codes in Manhattan alone! And there are over 40 buildings that are large enough to have their own ZIP codes. - Alaska is pretty close to Russia. The state stretches so far west that it reaches into the eastern hemisphere. So if you want to experience the northern, western, and eastern hemispheres, simply head to Alaska! - During the winter, the small area between Alaska and Russia freezes over. In the middle of the Bering Strait are 2 islands: Big Diomede is part of Russian territory, and Little Diomede is part of Alaskan territory. - The population of Canada is 36.7 million, but California still houses more people than the entire country of Canada. - The Mississippi River spans 2,348 miles. That’s like the distance from Albuquerque, New Mexico, to Boston, Massachusetts. - The US can boast about housing the fourth largest river in the world, but it also houses the smallest. The Roe River is located in Montana, and it’s just 201 ft long. - Technically, the tallest mountain is part of the United States. Mauna Kea in Hawaii is an enormous mountain that’s about 33,500 ft tall. - How can you be in 4 places at once? Just head over to Four Corners, a rare area in America where 4 states meet. Southeast Utah, Northeast Arizona, Southwest Colorado, and Northwest New Mexico intersect in a right angle. - 2 states in the US don’t share borders with any other US states. Do you know which ones? If you thought of Hawaii and Alaska, you’re right! - In New York City, the city stretches upward to make room for the 8.6 million inhabitants. If the world’s population lived in such a condensed manner, they would only cover 250,404 square miles. Subscribe to Bright Side : ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our Social Media: Facebook: Instagram: 5-Minute Crafts Youtube: ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- For more videos and articles visit:

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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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