The Anatomy Of A Great Resume

What HR managers looking for in candidates

You’ve Got Some Competition, Honey!

1 in 4 HR managers receive 50 resumes/job listing

1 in 10 receive 100/job listing

The Anatomy Of A Great Resume

What are HR managers looking for in candidates

— 77% say: relevant experience
— 48% say: specific accomplishments
— 41% say: whether or not the resume was customized to the open position

HR managers also look for keywords in resumes

— Problem solving/decision making (56%)
— Leadership (44%)
— Oral/written communications (40%)
— Team-building (33%)
— Performance and productivity improvement (31%)

Writing a great resume does not mean you should follow all the rules you hear.

Every resume is a one-of-a-kind marketing communication.

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It should be appropriate to your situation and do exactly what you want it to do.

The Anatomy Of A Great Resume
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Jessica Miller-Merrell

Jessica Miller-Merrell is the founder of Workology, a digital resource that reaches more than a half million HR and workplace leaders each month and host of the Workology Podcast. Jessica lives in Austin, TX, with her husband, daughter, and an assortment of furry family members.

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