Getting Past the Six-Second Glance - Resume advice from a real recruiter

Sep 3

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

4:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side B


Matt Clark

Have you heard the urban legend that an experienced college recruiter can make an initial decision on whether or not to read your resume in less than six seconds? · Can your current resume survive the six-second glance? · How can you improve your chances of surviving the initial cut? · What happens to your resume once you hand it to the recruiter? · Should you have different resumes for online submission and handing to decision makers? · How many different resumes should you prepare before you go to the career fair? · Does it really take 30 revisions of your resume before it is ready to be submitted? Dr. Matthew Clark has supported college recruiting efforts for a variety of large corporations and is a master at sorting resumes in six seconds or under. Join us for a discussion of how most industry companies handle resumes, what types of follow up activities are worth-while, and, how to improve your chances of having your resume pass the "six second glance." Presentation topics include: · Basic and advanced guidelines for resume creation · How to make your personality and unique skills evident, making an impression in a world of cookie-cutter resumes · What resume format should you use? · How to navigate the world of online resume submission portals · A demonstration of the six-second glance. Dr. Clark will sort a pile of previously unseen student resumes followed by a detailed discussion of actual student resumes