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How to Decode a Resume [Infographic]

There’s an endless source of advice available for candidates on how to make their CV or resumé stand out from the crowd; on how to craft an eye-catching cover letter; or on how to address key selection criteria in a job application.

But what about a source of tips for employers?

What should they ideally be looking out for in a CV? What really sets one résumé apart from another?

Given that the bulk of resumé tips out there lie in favour of job seekers, I thought I would share this interesting infographic from our friends at EBI containing some great tips for all those employers and business owners out there on how to decode a resumé.

After all, you’re the experts in your own fields but you might struggle every now and then when it comes to assessing a CV. For example what does a candidate mean when she says she is “detail oriented”; or when he says he’s “a real team player”? What about someone who claims to “think outside the box”?

Where are you supposed to even start when you get swamped with an average of 90 resumés whenever you advertise for a position within your organisation?

If you think you might fall into this category, check out the infographic below.

Paul Slezak

Cofounder at RecruitLoop. I've been a hands on recruiter, manager, trainer, coach, mentor, and regular speaker for the recruitment industry for nearly 25 years. Follow me @paul_slezak.

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