Top 6 things hiring managers look for in a resume

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  1. Great formatting and a professional ‘voice’. Is your resume easy to digest at first glance? Does it communicate maturity, professionalism, and earnestness?
  2. Keywords as they relate to your field of specialization. Does your resume carry the kind of phrases and terms that proudly showcase a relevant background and productive or high-impact career?
  3. Evidence of success. Did you list your key results, achievements, or successes? Doing so is 10x more powerful than merely describing your work responsibilities in a CV.

Never just tell an employer what you did in your career history, emphasize how good of a job you did or how outstanding you were relative to the team.

  1. Solid branding. Have you worked with a strong list of top employers in the past? Hiring managers tend to take comfort in hiring candidates who come from a string of other multinationals.
  2. Career stability. Are the dates in your resume easy to figure out in a split second? Because employers are going to want to work out how long you’ve spent at each employment.
  3. Accessibility and visibility. Do you make it easy for hiring managers to contact you immediately for a phone screen or interview? Will they be satisfied with what they discover from your LinkedIn presence?

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