Career Counseling: entry-level resumes

The article below is written by a former recruiter who recommends that entry-level resumes focus on these 4 things:

  1. The resume needs to demonstrate that the candidate has met all the job requirements
  2. The resume has facts and no fluff
  3. The resume reflects the candidate’s attitude
  4. The structure of the resume is easily understandable

“It’s not uncommon for sought-after entry-level roles to receive hundreds of applications. As a recruiter on the other side of that process, I had to become ruthless in my shortlisting process. If a résumé didn’t grip my attention within 10 seconds, it went straight to my trash folder. I know it sounds harsh, but the truth is, we’re always under a lot of pressure to find the right hire as quickly as possible.”

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