Beware The Resume Black Hole
Do you ever wonder why your resume so often seems to disappear into a Black Hole? You have carefully prepared it, perhaps used a resume service. Your experience and education are a fit with the requirements and yet there is no response. Nothing. Not a peep. What’s happening?
The most likely answer is that current resume formats and computerized hiring processes are incompatible. We live in the time of key words and twitter bites. Today resumes must negotiate resume portals and tracking systems designed to filter out candidates before they arrive on someone’s monitor. That’s where resumes hit the Black Hole. But it’s only the beginning.
If your resume does make it to a reviewer’s desk, it is not actually “read”. Mostly resumes get scanned and you must capture reviewers at first glance. The salient information must jump off the page for resumes to be passed on to the hiring manager, or it’s off to the Resume Black Hole again.
To increase your chances exponentially your resume requires an optimized format compatible with computerized screening and search techniques. It requires the creation of a resume that is dramatically different from the format of a generation ago. But what to include, what to leave out, where to place education, what to highlight, what key words to use, how to structure it, what font to use, how many pages; in other words, how to catch the reviewer’s attention at an instant and stand out from the competition?
The generally accepted resume format is still valid, but it needs dramatic improvement and optimization and we offer to do it for you free of charge.
Simply upload your resume in our database and we will email you your very own personalized resume to use with all job applications not only via Pharmaboard®.