5 Resume Strategies That Will Get You Hired

From the Wording to the Format, Think Hard About What Goes on Your Resume

2. The Reader is Not Seeking to Include You

Many people write their resume with only inclusive aims. They want to get as much information, no matter how irrelevant, into the resume because that one little thing may be the ONE thing that turns the tide in their favor. Actually, the reader is seeking to EXCLUDE your resume from consideration. Hiring managers and recruiters are looking at the resume not only for the skills they seek but also for information that might indicate the candidate is a hire risk or a poor fit. The first task facing the reader is to eliminate as many potential candidates as possible and narrow the field. Your resume has to make that first cut or you will not even be considered for the team.