Can You Pass the “Blink of an Eye” Test?

I say YOU because your resume initially represents YOU! My clients have been talking about the 6 second rule. the 10 second rule, and the 15 second rule. My response based on over 25 years of recruiting is the BLINK rule. When your resume is first viewed, the span of the initial glance is in […]

Humans Hire – Not Systems. What Are You Missing?

You submit a resume with all the requirement “buzz words”. Your resume reads just like the job description. So why are you not getting an interview? Here is why: You submitted a resume with all the requirement “buzz words”. Your resume reads just like the job description. So do all the other 500 or more resumes. […]

Your Recruiter Not Calling You Back?

Here is a list of possible “knock-out” factors: You do not fit the requirements. You have less experience than they want You have more experience than they want. You did not read the job description carefully and lack something they want. Recruiters get paid to find the ideal fit not just a fit. Remember, you […]

Does Your Resume Pass the “Blink of an Eye” Test?

My clients have been talking about the 6 second rule. the 10 second rule, and the 15 second rule. My response based on over 20 years of recruiting is the BLINK rule. When your resume is first viewed, the span of the initial glance is in a “blink of an eye”. The decision to continue […]

Tell Them Who You Are!

I continuously see resumes from Executives earning over $100K where it is difficult to see what position they are seeking and why they should be interviewed over other candidates. If your resume reads like a job description-even the description of the job you are seeking, you are missing out on an opportunity to “tell your […]

Are You Cutting Through The Resume Clutter?

I continuously receive resumes for evaluation from experienced professionals. There are no shortcuts to properly presenting your experience and skills in the best possible light to cut through the clutter and allow all those strangers out there to view you as you wish to be viewed! Most of the resumes I receive lack focus, punch […]

Ask Gary: Functional or Chronological Resume.

I am often asked what format should be used. In over 20 years of recruiting backed up by continuous contact with Executive Recruiters I almost always recommend and write chronological resumes with functionality. Unless you have the type of job that is the same from employer to employer you need to make sure that the […]