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In an attempt to stand out from the crowd of other job applicants, some people get creative with their resume format and/or send videos. Over-the-top resumes, however, are not a very good idea, as two studies suggest.
Dear Lifehacker, Much of your advice around resumes is all about getting you in the door — past the auto-screeners and the six second glances. But what if I’m already in the door? I’m being referred for a job, and I’m wondering if you’ve got any advice for this situation. I figure they’ll spend a bit longer looking at it since they’re giving me an interview.
The “career objectives” statement is dead ,so don’t waste a recruiter’s time by listing it at the start, says Ruben Quintero, Medicare Broker Relations Manager. Instead, state the most pertinent qualifications for the job.
We’ve talked about writing an excellent cover letter before, but your letter could be ignored if you are attaching it to an email. Instead, write the cover letter as part of the email.
It is important to quantify your resume, because numbers validate your claims. But what if you don’t work with something that can be boiled down into hard numbers? The Daily Muse advises using range, frequency or scale.