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  • - Hey there welcome back.

  • It's JT from Work It Daily.

  • And today I'm gonna be sharing with you

  • the five things you must have on your resume

  • to get more job interviews.

  • But before I do that I wanna remind you

  • to hit the subscribe button,

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  • Okay, let's get started.

  • So I was in HR and recruiting for many years.

  • I work with thousands of recruiters here at Work It Daily

  • and I'm here to tell you

  • what they're looking for in a resume.

  • What I want you to think about is their job

  • because they get hundreds sometimes thousands

  • or resumes for one position

  • which means they have have to skim them.

  • They do not read every single resume.

  • They have about six seconds,

  • studies show literally six seconds on average.

  • The other thing you need that you need to know

  • is that their eye works in a Z pattern.

  • Within six seconds they go left to right

  • across the top of the page

  • down across it and back over.

  • So knowing that information, the secret to a great resume

  • is leveraging that and optimizing how you design this resume

  • so that they absorb the most amount of information

  • about you in the shortest amount of time.

  • Does that make sense?

  • Okay.

  • So before I go any further I want you to share with me

  • in the comments, be honest, how good is your resume?

  • Do you think your resume is really ready

  • for primetime?

  • Do you think it meets these qualifications?

  • Is your resume six second worthy?

  • Does it absorb what they need to absorb in six seconds?

  • Share with me in the comments below.

  • I wanna get your feedback.

  • But now I'm gonna move on to give you tips

  • about what you can do to make that even better.

  • Okay, number one, first thing you must have on this resume

  • is a headline.

  • Not an objective statement, not a professional summary.

  • These long winded paragraphs that people

  • are putting at the top of their resumes are a no go.

  • Recruiters do not read them, I can tell you right now.

  • They go right over them.

  • What you need is a simple two or three word sentence

  • or summary about your skills as a professional.

  • Let me give you an example, if you work in digital marketing

  • and you've got a lot of specialty in that area

  • you might label yourself as a Digital Marketing Specialist.

  • It's clean, it's easy and just within a second

  • I'm already starting to understand what your specialty is

  • and that's important because recruiters are hiring

  • for specific things.

  • Number two, make sure that you've got white space

  • on your resume.

  • So what is white space?

  • Well it's all that white space in between all of the words.

  • Now I know that might sound silly but hear me out.

  • When there is too much text on a page

  • it is impossible to read,

  • and recruiters will not bother to read your resume.

  • What you have to do is create wider margins,

  • both on the sides, tops and bottoms,

  • and plenty of space in between things

  • like your work history.

  • The reason for that is that the eye is drawn in

  • to what it sees around the white space.

  • In fact, all good marketers know this.

  • I would tell you that it's better to have a resume

  • that's two or three pages long

  • and be full of white space and easy to read,

  • than trying to cram it all on one page

  • and overwhelming the reader.

  • So make sure that you create proper white space

  • so that I can read everything on the page.

  • Okay, number three, it's all about key skill sets

  • in the top fold of your resume.

  • So what's the top fold of your resume?

  • It's the top third of the resume

  • and if you think about it,

  • if I'm online and I'm a recruiter

  • and I open your resume up,

  • that's the first thing I'm gonna see.

  • So besides that headline that I want in there

  • I want two columns, your top eight to ten key skill sets

  • listed right there.

  • Now what are your key skill sets?

  • Those are the things you most want to leverage

  • about yourself.

  • They're the things that we can measure.

  • They're the things you do for a company.

  • It's how you save or make them money.

  • What are the tasks that you complete?

  • These are the key skill sets and you often find these

  • in the bottom of your LinkedIn profiles.

  • So that can be a good place to look for them.

  • But you wanna put those front and center

  • just underneath your headline

  • so that very quickly, I can read through them

  • as a recruiter and go check, check, check, check, check.

  • Here she has everything that I was told that I need

  • in order to share that with the Hiring Manager.

  • This is gonna make it really easy for them to start

  • to form an impression about you as a professional.

  • So with that in mind I'm gonna challenge everyone,

  • do you have key skill sets on your resume?

  • Share with me in the comments below.

  • I wanna know how many of you understand this concept

  • and also any feedback on that.

  • If you need more information, let us know.

  • So, number four is all about your work history

  • and specifically leading with your job titles

  • in your work history.

  • Now I mentioned in the beginning of this

  • that our eye works in a Z pattern on a resume.

  • Well when we go down the cross of that Z

  • what we're looking for is your work history,

  • your chronological work history.

  • That's all the jobs that you've held.

  • And as a recruiter I've been trained

  • to look at your job titles.

  • I wanna see progression in your career

  • and that you've grown with each and every job.

  • So by listing your job title first and bolding that,

  • it's gonna make my eye quickly look at that

  • and be able to analyze and see your job history progression.

  • It's less important about where you worked

  • and more important about what you did.

  • So make sure in your work history

  • you're always leading with your job title

  • and that those are bolded so that I, the recruiter,

  • can easily skim them.

  • Okay, last but not least, number five.

  • This is all about the size of the font.

  • So similar to white space you have to make this readable

  • and having a large enough font is key.

  • Nothing smaller than an 11 point font

  • should ever be on your resume.

  • So often I've seen resumes where everybody's trying to cram

  • it on one page so they make the font a seven,

  • eight, nine point font.

  • Nobody is gonna read that, it's impossible to read.

  • If you make me squint, I'm tossing your resume.

  • An 11 point font is gonna make sure that it's large enough

  • for everyone to read, and read quickly.

  • Like I said, I'd rather see it be two,

  • sometimes three pages long,

  • but if I have that white space

  • and that font at the right size

  • I'm gonna be able to easily read your resume faster

  • and absorb who you are as a professional.

  • So there you have it team,

  • the five things you need on your resume

  • in order to get more job interviews.

  • To recap, let's make sure that we've got a killer headline.

  • Let's make sure that we have plenty of white space.

  • Be sure to have those key skill sets in the top fold.

  • Always have your job titles bolded

  • and leading in your work history.

  • And make sure that you don't have anything less

  • than an 11 point font.

  • These five tips are gonna help

  • make sure that your resume stands out,

  • that it's six second worthy,

  • and that you get more phone calls from recruiters.

  • All right so listen, I wanna hear from you.

  • What did you think?

  • Was this helpful?

  • If so, will you hit the like button?

  • And also, what questions do you have?

  • Put them in the comments below.

  • I'm gonna be answering them all for you.

  • So I wanna hear from you down there okay?

  • And most importantly, if you like what you heard here today,

  • will you do me a favor?

  • There's a link.

  • It's either up here or down here to my new free webinar

  • called The Eight Ways You're Shut Out of the Hiring Process.

  • In 30 minutes your mind's gonna be blown.

  • I'm gonna show you all the road blocks

  • that you didn't even know about

  • that are holding you back from finding the perfect job.

  • Watch this video and I guarantee your whole outlook

  • on your ability to find your dream job

  • is gonna change.

  • So there you have it folks.

  • Make sure that you like, share, ask your questions,

  • and follow that link.

  • And I can't wait to see you next time here

  • and please with that in mind remember this,

  • if you wanna win, you've got to work it daily.

- Hey there welcome back.

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