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How Can You Impress A Recruiter In Ten Seconds? by AbdulAkpan: 11:54am On Jul 21
Why ten seconds? This is because the average recruiter will review CVs/resumes in about ten seconds or less. So, back to the original question – how can you make a strong impression in about ten seconds or less? In ten seconds, the recruiter will be able to tell if you are a candidate worth pursuing or not.

You should pay attention to the following guidelines as they will help you realize if you have been making errors in your past applications;

Your resume should be two pages, maximum – A resume is a document that directly correlates with the advertised role in question. While your CV lists everything you have ever done, your resume only contains relevant information on why you are a great fit for the role you are applying for. If for instance, you have work experiences are in Software Development and Marketing and the role you are applying for is in Marketing, your resume should not state anything about your work in Software Development. It should only highlight your work in Marketing.

For an Online Application, Upload Resume in MS-Word – Job candidates all over the world attest to the fact that uploading resumes in PDF format is better to maintain appearance of the document. However, considering the fact that a lot of companies/organizations make use of the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), resumes in Microsoft Word format, are easily readable by ATS. Resumes in PDF format cannot be read by ATS, so, to be safe, use MS Word. Just make sure, you make use of fonts like Times New Roman, Cambria, Calibri and Arial.

Begin Your Resume with Vital Information – State your Academic Grade, Level, and Skills at the very beginning of the document. This is very important as you will need to capture the recruiter’s attention and keep it. If you may, include all these important details in the summary of your resume. This will depend on the format you want to use for your resume appearance. Make sure that whoever reads the resume, whether human (recruiter) or ATS, sees you as a great fit for the role.

Keep it clean and simple – Do not attempt to go crazy using all kinds of colors, fonts and designs on your resume. Do not use photos, except you are applying for a role in modelling. Stick to a simple outlook. Line up all your texts and borders, give each section a heading – summary, core competencies, career history, education. Leave enough space between sections and do not use too many words – go straight to the point.

Source - https://lingoafrica.com/ten-seconds-impress-a-recruiter-with-your-resume/

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Re: How Can You Impress A Recruiter In Ten Seconds? by Dayoebe(m): 12:19pm On Jul 21
Great!
Please can I see a sample of this perfect format?

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Re: How Can You Impress A Recruiter In Ten Seconds? by AbdulAkpan: 1:06pm On Jul 21
Dayoebe:
Great!

Please can I see a sample of this perfect format?

Re: How Can You Impress A Recruiter In Ten Seconds? by AbdulAkpan: 2:15pm On Jul 21
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Re: How Can You Impress A Recruiter In Ten Seconds? by Dayoebe(m): 2:18pm On Jul 21
AbdulAkpan:
Well articulated! Thanks for this wonderful info

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Re: How Can You Impress A Recruiter In Ten Seconds? by AbdulAkpan: 2:44pm On Jul 21
Thank you for reading!
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Re: How Can You Impress A Recruiter In Ten Seconds? by Horlaryinoni: 12:21am On Jul 22
Op pls can you help to t review .y resume? Kindly do your contact if yes. Thanks sir.
Re: How Can You Impress A Recruiter In Ten Seconds? by AbdulAkpan: 12:43pm On Jul 22
Horlaryinoni:
Op pls can you help to t review .y resume? Kindly do your contact if yes. Thanks sir.

Yes, please, send your request to lingoafrica@gmail.com
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