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Gaining Hiring Managers’ attention with your resume is vital as it is the first impression you give them and will hopefully result in an interview. In our previous blog post, we discussed tips on how to make your resume stand out from the crowd because it is crucial to know how to make your resume catch someone’s eye.
In today’s job market, employers can receive multiple applications for one job posting. This can make it difficult if there is only one position available. Having a well written and eye catching resume is vital to securing yourself an interview. When you are writing your resume think about how this document is the first impression you will make on employers looking to hire. You need to do everything you can to make sure that it stands out from that pile of other applicants’ resumes. Here are some great tips that you can keep in mind when trying to market yourself on paper.
1. Use a simple font – Using fancy fonts may grab the Hiring Manager’s attention, but not in a good way! Use a sans serif font that is easy to read such as Ariel, Veranda, or Calibri. Also, make sure the font is not too large or small.