A resume is the first impression that a recruiter forms of a job candidate. As such, it is imperative that new graduates setting out on their first job hunt polish and perfect a resume that is not only aesthetically pleasing but also highlights their strengths aptly.
Creating a good resume is only half the story. Getting the resume reviewed by a professional ensures that the resume is good-to-go and can impress recruiters to land interviews.
New graduates stand to benefit a lot by having their resumes reviewed by a senior working in the same industry. Some of these benefits include:
- Providing an objective review to help the candidate determine what needs to be included and what needs to be cut out of the resume.
- Removing any errors or inconsistencies that may hamper the chances of the candidate landing an interview.
- Aligning a resume with the company’s hiring trends and standards to ensure the candidate’s resume gets spotted easily.
- Highlight key skills, qualifications, and accomplishments as well as quantify the same wherever possible to ensure the candidate’s resume stands out when being reviewed by a recruiter.