They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression. And for many job seekers these days, that first impression isn't face-to-face. It's through email, and with resumes.
As you might imagine, when an employer posts a job opening, they're bombarded with resumes. And a recent CareerBuilder survey of more than 2500 hiring experts found some surprising and amusing results:
Numbers like those can leave job hunters looking for ways to stand out from the crowd. But some attempts miss the mark. Employers surveyed cited examples like these:
The serious advice from these humorous anecdotes, don't get too personal, and don't be too confident. CareerBuilder's Michael Erwin says, "You want to make sure that whatever you're doing to sell yourself, and to put yourself ahead of the competition, you're doing in a professional way."
For best results, 8 in ten employers surveyed said:
Remember, your resume may have less than a minute in front of a hiring manager. Make it a good impression. You may not get a second chance.
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