You dedicate your time and effort in creating an effective resume but now what?
The next important step is to make it reach out to people who can hire you or influence hiring decisions.
Nowadays, like everything else, internet plays a major part in getting noticed by hiring managers.
Just like any information is one click away on the Google so is your resume.
So, how to get your resume noticed on Google?
By following these simple steps will help recruiters find your resume on Google:
Use Google Docs to publish your resume
When you publish your resume through Google Docs it will show up in the search results and catch the recruiter’s eyes. It is also helpful in quickly sending off your CV or resume to an employer. However, make sure that your privacy setting is adjusted on public. You can get started simply by making a Gmail account, upload your resume in your desired format choice to Google Docs, click on the “share” button and it’s done.
Use Relevant Keywords
Include the terms in your resume that align with those recruiters and hiring managers use to help them find your resume. Do a thorough research on your desired job description and review samples available online to get an idea of how to incorporate the relevant keywords in your resume.
These days employers use an Applicant Tracking System (ATS) which search for the desired keywords an organization is looking for. Nevertheless, even if a recruiter is not using ATS, including clear and relevant keywords will increase the chances of your skills catching the eye of the recruiter who anyway has a limited screening time.
Write an eye-catching headline
An enticing headline will instantly catch the attention of a recruiter. Opt for headline type formatting and language on your resume as it will help the hiring managers to glide through your qualifications and decide whether you’re a candidate worth considering or not.
Do not put your former employers’ names in bold, focus on the job titles and include keywords whenever you can. If you feel that your job title doesn’t do quite justice to what you did then try making a short phrase that captions your role. Construct a standout language into your bullet points in job descriptions.
Include Relevant Hyperlinks
Utilizing hyperlinks will help making your resume accessible. Consider adding links to your LinkedIn account, your personal website, blog, industry journals or publications that showcase your work. This will increase your Google visibility and help the recruiters to find more information on how you’d make a great candidate. However, do not add hyperlinks just for the heck of it. Make sure all links are relevant and present you in good light and do not lead to dead pages.
Here are few resume tips that get you noticed by hiring managers
- Use the appropriate keywords that are relevant to job descriptions.
- Write an impressive Cover letter to market your resume.
- Put the best stuff at the very top of your resume.
- Avoid Cliché words
- Make sure formatting is consistent across your resume.
- Use not more than six or seven bullet points for any given position.
- Delete irrelevant data such as your religion, marital status, and birth date since it’s illegal in USA to consider these when looking at the job applications.
- Do a thorough spell check and proof read as many times as you can.