April 08, 2015
People throw around all sorts of numbers when it comes to exactly how long an employer or recruiter will give your resume in their initial scan of the document. I've read as many as 30 seconds, and as few as six. I think we can all agree that the preliminary amount of attention your resume gets isn't impressive—and you have to maximize every single second. So, how do I do that? Here are five strategies to help you make the most of that valuable time the employer is willing to invest in reading your resume—and how to hold their attention for just a little… bit… longer….