· Many recruiters will spend mere seconds on your résumé to decide initial fit.
At least that's how Ambra Benjamin, a recruiting manager at Facebook, describes the nature of her job in a LinkedIn post.
What they see on first glance could mean the difference between winding up in the 'maybe' or the 'no' pile.
Apart from the overall lack of relevant job experience, here are some things on your résumé that could earn you an automatic rejection:
While we're not suggesting you cram your résumé full of jargony buzzwords, not including keywords pertinent to the job and industry you're applying for is not just a missed opportunity — it could indicate that you don't have the specific experience for the job your recruiter is looking for.
When you use a 0.5-inch margin and eight-point font in an effort to get everything to fit on one page, this is an "epic fail," says J.T.