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Most résumés won’t get the job! Here’s why…

97%+ Don’t Pass!

Today with smartphones and new technology worldwide, hiring managers are getting 100s of applications for each job…

On average, every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes… But only 4 to 6 of these people will be called for an interview, and only 1 of those will be offered a job.

https://www.inc.com/peter-economy/19-interesting-hiring-statistics-you-should-know.html

What’s that mean? 97%+ don’t get the job! That’s a whole different discussion about Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS).

You Have Seconds With a Résumé

The Ladders did an eye scan study in that proved just how fast recruiters initially go over your résumé and what they look for…

The Ladders Eye Tracking Resume Study by Recruiters
The Ladders Eye Tracking Resume Study by Recruiters

If You Pass, How Much Time?

The original recruiter study in 2012 said 6.2 seconds.
A May 2018 article from a 20-year recruiter said you have 5 seconds… and they don’t even work!

Then, in November 2018 Ladders redid their study, confirming you get 7.4 seconds… So 6 years later the eye scan time actually went from 6.2 to 7.4 seconds. Woo-hoo!

The point? You’d better 🅿🅾🅿 in seconds! I’d say you get 3 seconds or less, for the initial decision to even keep reading. That’s where Profiles That 🅿🅾🅿!™ can help.

If You Pass… Red HOT Flow!

The do-it-yourself résumé (shown on the left in the picture) barely got a glance. And mostly in one area.

On the other hand, look at the red for the professional (shown on the right) one. It’s going to all the key résumé areas! Thus, getting you a better initial scan and interest.

As you can see in the red areas above, this is where their eyes focus the most. You want to leverage those most-read areas. Here are some real résumé examples…

Résumé Examples

Résumé Example 1

First of all, notice this sample résumé format is hard to read due to it looking all the same.

Furthermore, it has big blocks of text. (Did you see how I just broke that up to make sure you saw this sentence? 😉 That’s what this résumé could use!

Résumé Example 1 BEFORE - Profiles That POP!™ Résumé Writing Services
Résumé Example 1 BEFORE

In contrast, with this résumé example, it has lots of white space and will allow a good eye scan. It is still too busy, but much better…

Résumé Example 1 AFTER - Profiles That POP!™ Résumé Writing Services
Resume Example 1 AFTER

Résumé Example 2

Here’s another example. BEFORE… Everything is crammed in the first half page. By the confusing middle section, you’ve lost the reader – and the ATS. The rest looks the same and doesn’t POP…

Résumé Example 2 BEFORE - Profiles That POP!™ Résumé Writing Services
Résumé Example 2 BEFORE

After redoing this résumé, it sells the client on the first 1/2 page, then makes you want to keep reading with a clean simple structure…

Résumé Example 2 AFTER - Profiles That POP!™ Résumé Writing Services
Résumé Example 2 AFTER

Résumé Example 3 (VP Sales)

Here’s a 3rd résumé example…

Resume Example 3 BEFORE (VP Sales) - Profiles That POP!™ Résumé Writing Services
Resume Example 3 BEFORE (VP Sales)

Look better?…

Resume Example 3 AFTER (VP Sales) - Profiles That POP!™ Résumé Writing Services
Resume Example 3 AFTER (VP Sales)

Résumé Example 4 (Head of Lean Supply Chain)

Before…

Résumé Example 4 BEFORE - Head of Lean Supply Chain - Profiles That POP!™ Résumé Writing Services
Résumé Example 4 BEFORE – Head of Lean Supply Chain

Look better?…

Résumé Example 4 AFTER- Head of Lean Supply Chain - Profiles That POP!™ Résumé Writing Services
Résumé Example 4 AFTER- Head of Lean Supply Chain

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