Verwin Tate Vikas Tate
Home

Jobs

Blogs

Profile

Contact us
Verwin Forum Ask Question
1 Following this Question
Verwin Prakash Damodaran
What makes a resume stand out instantly?
Verwin Posted Date Posted on 3/5/2019
Verwin Count 5 Answers
Verwin Pragathi Arun Pragathi Arun Verwin Posted DateAnswered on 3/7/2019

More than anything else, recruiters look for skillset match. They see so many CVs in a day so they just screen very quickly. So make it easy for them to find those details in your CV. And I dont think they care too much about fancy layouts or formatting. If you are using a fancy layout, make sure it isn't too distracting from the content of your CV. One thing that is jarring is when candidate doesnt spell check the CV. So that's a big no-no. 

Verwin Mohammed Anzir Mohammed Anzir Verwin Posted DateAnswered on 3/7/2019

There are lot of great formats available. Nowadays people are using the one page format more and using infographics to showcase their work experience, skillsets, career timeline etc. I personally feel they are a breath of fresh air from the verbose old 3 page formats. Making the cv stand out is only a small part, the real challenge is in living up to that impressive CV.

Verwin Sathya Krishnan Sathya Krishnan Verwin Posted DateAnswered on 9/5/2019Expert

 

Well structured resumes that are easy to read, with even spacing and don't make the reviewer look high and low for relevant information, stand out. 

To make cvs stand out focus on what role you are applying for, include data to showcase your suitability, you could include them in your key achievements or in the section where you are describing your current role. Make sure education is provided with complete details of when and where you passed out from. Don't clutter the cv with unnecessary personal information, unless those are relevant to the role you are applying for. Only include information that you can elaborate upon, discuss and defend in your interview.


If you are fresh out of college then include your CGPA , highlights of project work and internships.



Verwin Prakash Jay Prakash Jay Verwin Posted DateAnswered on 4/5/2019
The resumes that stand out (aside from being a good fit for the job), are the ones in which the candidate skips the empty buzzwords. Instead of buzzwords, the candidate demonstrates their qualities. For example, if the candidate is an editor, they wouldn't write: "Expertly edit/ proofread books, journals, magazines." That's obvious. Instead they would write, "Proofread an average of 2200 pages per week". This way we get a real, measurable idea of the workload they can handle and what they do that makes them stand out.
Verwin Antony Samuel Antony Samuel Verwin Posted DateAnswered on 4/5/2019
As a recruiter, I look for Key words and Accomplishments/ Metrics. It's not enough to mention that you have experience in a certain skill or tool, but you need to back it up with data and results, based on your past roles. Such resumes give me the confidence to take the candidate forward to the interview stage. Please remember that these accomplishments mentioned will be brought up in the interview and hence be fully prepared to discuss them. 
What makes a resume stand out instantly?

More than anything else, recruiters look for skillset match. They see so many CVs in a day so they just screen very quickly. So make it easy for them to find those details in your CV. And I dont think they care too much about fancy layouts or formatting. If you are using a fancy layout, make sure it isn't too distracting from the content of your CV. One thing that is jarring is when candidate doesnt spell check the CV. So that's a big no-no. 

Verwin Pragathi Arun
Answered on: 3/7/2019

There are lot of great formats available. Nowadays people are using the one page format more and using infographics to showcase their work experience, skillsets, career timeline etc. I personally feel they are a breath of fresh air from the verbose old 3 page formats. Making the cv stand out is only a small part, the real challenge is in living up to that impressive CV.

Verwin Mohammed Anzir
Answered on: 3/7/2019

 

Well structured resumes that are easy to read, with even spacing and don't make the reviewer look high and low for relevant information, stand out. 

To make cvs stand out focus on what role you are applying for, include data to showcase your suitability, you could include them in your key achievements or in the section where you are describing your current role. Make sure education is provided with complete details of when and where you passed out from. Don't clutter the cv with unnecessary personal information, unless those are relevant to the role you are applying for. Only include information that you can elaborate upon, discuss and defend in your interview.


If you are fresh out of college then include your CGPA , highlights of project work and internships.



Verwin Sathya Krishnan
Answered on: 9/5/2019
The resumes that stand out (aside from being a good fit for the job), are the ones in which the candidate skips the empty buzzwords. Instead of buzzwords, the candidate demonstrates their qualities. For example, if the candidate is an editor, they wouldn't write: "Expertly edit/ proofread books, journals, magazines." That's obvious. Instead they would write, "Proofread an average of 2200 pages per week". This way we get a real, measurable idea of the workload they can handle and what they do that makes them stand out.
Verwin Prakash Jay
Answered on: 4/5/2019
As a recruiter, I look for Key words and Accomplishments/ Metrics. It's not enough to mention that you have experience in a certain skill or tool, but you need to back it up with data and results, based on your past roles. Such resumes give me the confidence to take the candidate forward to the interview stage. Please remember that these accomplishments mentioned will be brought up in the interview and hence be fully prepared to discuss them. 
Verwin Antony Samuel
Answered on: 4/5/2019