/ Asked by Temprance
What do Hiring Managers/Recruits look for in a resume? Are there key things that everyone should have despite the role/position?
Answered by Tatiana, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, June 24, 2019
You should have your major as well as your graduation date crystal clear, specifically on internships. Also I do recommend, that you be very clear on your location, if you are wiling to relocate or not, and the your main skill set, defined by your current level of knowledge/expertise.
Answered by Katelyn, Hiring Expert at Avery Dennison Corporation, on Monday, July 1, 2019
My best advice when applying for jobs is to tailor your resume to the job description. While there are necessary sections to include on your resume - work experience, education, phone number/email - not all Hiring Managers and Recruiters are looking for the same thing. Hiring Managers and Recruiters are looking for keywords, qualifications, education requirements and experience that matches what they are hiring for. For example, if you are applying to a Social Media Coordinator and a Marketing Analyst role, while in a similar function, they actually require two different skill sets and it would be important to highlight the desired skillset in your resume. In addition, putting the desired skills, experience and etc. towards the top of your resume will help draw the Recruiter or Hiring Manager's attention. To highlight the desired skills, experience, software or etc., you can include it in a "Career Objective" section or a "Relevant Professional Experience" section near the top of your resume. I hope this advice helps and wishing you the best of luck in your search!
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