Physical laws are principles based on facts that apply to a class of phenomena and usually expressed by the statement that a phenomenon always occurs if specific conditions are present. For example, when you walk out of your office at the 9th floor through the window you will fall down to the ground. This is what we call a gravitation. And it will be happening every time with you when you will be doing it. And it doesn’t matter whether you like it or not this law will apply anyway. This is how our universe functions. There are some resume laws which are basically principles based on facts that apply to resume writing and how hiring authorities evaluate resumes. If physical and scientific laws define how our world function, resume laws define how applicants are selected and hired. Obviously, they are not 100% precise, but they will give you an idea how to develop an effective resume…
Making a Good First Impression
When you receive a couple of hundreds of resumes and CVs weekly you have to make a quick judgment and decide which ones deserve a closer look and which ones will be ignored. If you were an HR, you would do the same thing. Therefore, the importance of a first impression can unlikely be overestimated. Keep it simple and concise. This is one of the first resume writing laws. If you do so hiring authorities won’t disqualify you right away. That doesn’t mean you will be selected, it simply means you will have good chances to have your resume at least reviewed by hiring authorities. Don’t use fancy fonts and don’t add any graphics to your document. To keep it concise be selective of the information you want to include in your resume.
Many people don’t know about these things and as a result their resume isn’t even reviewed. The second law is for actually landing an interview and eventually a job. Focus on your accomplishment and relevant content. It will ensure that hiring managers will not only review your resume but will likely invite you for an interview if they find your achievements relevant. Most job seekers don’t think this about employers when drafting a resume and ultimately pay a big price for this mistake. The thing is that hiring managers are sick and tired of resumes filled with generic responsibilities. Employers don’t care that much about what was your routine on your previous jobs, they only care about things you can do to help them achieve their goals. And guess how they can know that? By comparing whether you accomplished something similar at your previous jobs.
Lastly, strategically organize your resume content. Keep in mind that you’ve got seconds to make a memorable first impression. Place your relevant strength and selling points at the beginning of your resume. Make sure you have clearly structure your content by sections (i.e. professional experience, education, technical proficiency, etc.). This will help recruiters and employers review your resume in a timely manner and find there whatever they want to find in no time. Remember that if you apply for different positions we recommend adjusting the resume structure to match the requirements of a specific job.
If you really want a job make sure you follow the aforementioned resume laws. They are principles of how employers evaluate resumes and their authors. Again, you may not like how it all works or you may actually enjoy the whole thing – it doesn’t matter. That’s how job seekers get hired and how applicant are rejected. We believe that knowing physical laws makes our lives a lot easier. Our team also believes that knowing resume laws helps job seekers be more successful in their job hunting efforts.