- Posted by Vidcruiter
- On June 27, 2013
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- applicant hiring system, applicant tracking system, automated recruiting, staffing software
Resumes are usually the first point of contact you will have with your prospective employer, so you’re going to want to ensure that you knock their socks off with your resume content and format. The resume that you presently have likely does not highlight the qualifications you currently possess in the most effective manner. With VidCruiter’s applicant hiring system we are able to tap into the keywords that make your resume stand out amongst the others. Below I’ll explain a few tips on how to come across as a winning candidate.
Outline your accomplishments: Instead of writing down all of your job duties from your previous jobs, try and manage your resume in a sense that lets the hiring manager learn about what you’ve accomplished in your last positions. Hiring manager’s get so many resumes and it’s hard reading every single world. However, if you have bold points that stand out this will catch their eyes, and save them time!
Dazzle your prospective employer: Think about it this way, when you’re applying for a job you are facing fierce competition. A job posting typically attracts 100-1,000 applicants so you are a needle in a haystack if you don’t design your resume to excite your hiring manager.
No one enjoys going through the staffing software and looking through that many resumes, so do yourself and the hiring manager a favor and cut out the words that don’t need to be there and add the word’s that will wow them. For example, try and stay away from pronouns. Try and use statements such as “Managed a team of ten employees.” instead of “I managed a team of ten employees.” There is no reason to have a pronoun in a resume because you are not talking about anyone else other than yourself.
Try and keep your statements short: Get to the point and cut out all of the long sentences. The only thing the employer wants to see if the main bullet points of your accomplishments. For example: Instead of writing this:
I spent a lot of time at XYZ company managing multiple accounts and generated many sale’s leads. I grew our client base exponentially and with that I have a proven track record of success.
Write this: Spent 5 years managing accounts. Generated sale’s leads and grew business. Demonstrated a track record of success.
Little changes like such can make a huge difference to the hiring manager. You don’t need to use big words and think that that is what is going to make or break you. Those words have nothing to do with your aptitude, save those for essay’s of proposals unless the word very close relates to what you’re talking about.