8 Resume Tips I Learnt As a Recruiter

Resume tips I have learned as a recruiter at a fortune 100 company (targeted towards college students). If you are someone who has been searching for a job for the last little while you’ve been going through some resume tips and you haven’t been getting past the first round of resume submission.  I’m gonna walk you through exactly  8 Resume tips I have learned as a recruiter at a fortune 100 company (targeted towards college students) so stay tuned.

1. Don’t put your address, or location. No one is sending you mail. The only thing it is used for is to see if we have to pay to relocate you. If you are applying for roles out of state, don’t put your address.

2. Unless you have a unique objective statement, don’t include one. We know your objective is to get an internship/job. That’s why you’re applying.

3. Unless your GPA is 3.6+, don’t include it. The only thing it does is discount you and lower your chances of being selected over higher GPA candidates

4. Your resume should be saved in PDF FORMAT I WILL SHOUT THIS FOR DAYS. If you submit in word format, it WILL get fucked up and be hard to read. Save it as a PDF or don’t waste your time formatting.

5. Don’t put your job responsibilities, focus on what you have accomplished, and things you can quantify. If you worked in retail, don’t put “assisted customers,” instead say something like “assisted 60+ customers per day, praised by management for excellent service”



6. for the love of GOD include your graduation date. If we have to guess when you graduate, you won’t get hired. Don’t put 2016-present. We don’t know how long you are going to take please please please put your graduation date.

7. ALSO, save your resume as your first and last name, not resume. When its saved on your computer, its the only resume. When it is saved on mine, it is Resume (47) and I will never be able to find it.

8. My final tip. You should tailor your resume to the job you are applying to, and change key words to match those you see in the job description to assist AI in searching. Jobs get over a thousand applications most of of the time, and AI is used to pare down.

Bonus tip: Don’t waste your time on a cover letter unless you have the name and email of the hiring manager/recruiter, and can send it to them directly. Cover letters should be unique to each position, so don’t waste your time unless you are CERTAIN someone will read it.



Due to a few extra questions I want to add: – resume should always be under a page unless you have at LEAST 10+ years of experience. – a resume is to get an INTERVIEW. Not a job. Think about what info you need to include to get them interested enough to give you a call.

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