With 20+ years of recruiting world-class talent for Fortune 100 companies, Suzanne Daymond stops by to share her tips on developing a resume that will catch the recruiter eye and what it has in common with a piece of string.

Whichever way you look at it, we’re not looking for War and Peace.

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Show Notes

  • Learn the difference between "resume" and "curriculum vitae" (CV)
  • The ideal length of a resume? How long is a piece of string?
  • Two years experience...1 page is fine; up to 30 years experience...2-3 pages
  • Make your resume easy read - where you've been, what you've done, and how you've done it
  • Really build relevance around keywords
  • There is a fine line between being relevant and being repetitive
  • For similar roles use different project examples, measurement, and results
  • Recruiters spend 10 seconds reviewing a resume
  • Be succinct, articulate, use action words and terms
  • Make your contact information obvious - don't make a recruiter dig for it
  • It's okay to have 4-5 different versions of your resume
  • For the hiring manager, the job description is a wish list
  • Your experience should align with at least 65%-70% of the requirements in the job description
  • Recruiters find candidates on LinkedIn, through networking, employee referrals, returning candidates, job boards, applicant tracking systems)
  • Be kind to everyone
  • Employee referrals are incredibly effective
  • Black hole of online job application
  • It's about who you know
  • Use your connections/network for help
  • Top candidate mistakes
    •  too long or too short
    •  spelling mistakes
    •  untruthful
  • Ask people in your network to review your resume
  • Don't be intimidated by the job description