It has been widely documented that recruiters spend about 6-seconds on the average resume. It is no wonder; they are flooded with resumes on a daily basis. And I am sure that the job you are applying for is not to only one the recruiter is looking to fill. So, they are in a hurry. Completely understandable. Not only that, the average resume is filled to the brim with “responsibilities” and “accomplishments.” And each of these has more keywords and buzzwords to make any reader’s eyes glaze over. Let’s be honest, reading just isn’t where we are as a society anymore and, unfortunately, the resume has yet to evolve... at all. We are deep in the “show me” era. Visual experiences are easier to consume, easier to understand. Visual is where we should be going. After all, a picture is worth 1,000 words.
January 27, 2014