Impress the Recruiter

There is another fundamental ingredient of a successful resumé... and this is the layout of information.

As part of your job hunting journey there comes a point in time where you inevitably end up on Google searching for “resumé templates”. If you can relate you’d realise there are thousands to choose from, if not millions! Some traditional, others futuristic. Some short, others long. Some simple, others stylish. This one is black and white, the other looks like a peacock. The choices are endless and if you’ve never experienced ANALYSIS PARALYSIS you probably just did. Talk about information overload.

The reason you can’t choose is because deep down you’re racking your brain wondering which template is going to work the best and secure you an interview. From section 1 we already know the digital format of the resumé and certain elements of it regularly short circuit the good old autobot ATS which eliminates some candidates. However there are still thousands left. The LAYOUT and how INFORMATION is displayed comes next.

Here’s what happens after you upload your resumé and click submit...

So, say a recruiter received 500 applicants for a role they recently posted. Their ATS then goes through these resumés discarding people’s whos were in the wrong format, lacked keywords, or had icons, columns, or colours it didn’t like. The top 10% are left. Congratulations, you made the cut.

The recruiter then takes the first 30-50 resumés, reading through them very quickly. In their mind there are 4 key categories of information they are looking for and if they can’t easily locate the information they scrunch you up and jump shot you into the office bin.

The 4 key categories of information are UNIVERSAL to all industries and roles whether the job is sourcing a labourer, a graduate intern, or a CEO of a multinational.

  1. Tertiary Qualifications: Do you have tertiary qualifications relevant for the role distinguishing you from others?
  2. Professional Development: They look for professional development you’ve done relevant to the position they are hiring for.
  3. Technical Snapshot: Do you understand the software and systems required for the role you’re applying for?
  4. Summary of Working History: This needs to be concisely summarised and delivered in a way relevant for the recruiter.

Sell the Hiring Manager

Combining the first section on digital formatting with this section on layout is 80% of the battle! Our resumé building system utilises resumé templates selected by the RECRUITMENT INDUSTRY. These resumé templates are that powerful and potent that they are guaranteed to land you deep inside company lines.

We’ve done the groundwork for you, the only thing left is for you to sell yourself like crazy.

"We’ve done the groundwork for you, the only thing left is for you to sell yourself like crazy".

Jayden Kafanelis ZYGAVERSE CEO