Tips for Job Seekers

How to Get Past the Recruiter’s 6 Second Resume Scan

Have you ever wondered how recruiters decide which resumes to shortlist and which to reject from the thousands of resumes they receive each year? While some recruiters use software to help  sift through applicants, most recruiters will read through  resumes one by one at some stage of the review process.

Wouldn’t it be great if you knew what key words recruiters look for so you could optimize your resume to stand out from the rest? Of course!

The good news is that a first of its kind study by TheLadders last year looked at 30 professional recruiters and studied their eye movements using state of the art eye tracking technology to find out what parts of resumes recruiters look at when assessing applicants’ suitability for a position. Click here to read more.

When it’s Your Turn to Do the Talking–6 Questions to Ask During Your Interview.

Interviewing for a job can be a long and stressful process. And when you finally reach the end of the interview and the interviewer asks, “Do you have any questions?” you might feel that the interview is over. This would be a tactical mistake, as the interview is not yet over. Asking “Do you have any questions”, is not just an act of courtesy on behalf of the interviewer, they actually expect you to ask questions and will be judging your candidacy based on the questions that you ask. In fact, a survey by has revealed that one of the top 15 reasons that recruiters reject candidates is a ‘failure to ask questions about the job’. Click here to read more.