This week, Free Resume Builder contacted some of the hiring managers in our network and asked them the following question: As you review a candidate’s resume, what kinds of statements and details make you stop the review process and schedule an interview then and there? When do you get so excited about a candidate that you place his or her or name immediately on the interview list? Here’s how they responded.
“We stop the presses, so to speak, when we see a candidate who’s licensed, trained, and experienced with the specific type of machine tool programing (CNC) that we need. This kind of qualification is so rare and we need it so badly that a certified candidate can have three heads and still land the job on the spot. That’s a hint for unemployed job seekers who are reading your blog and looking for a retraining plan that can get them back in the game.”
“We fall immediately in love with candidates who can not only do the job, but who also show signs of fitting in well with our existing employees. We have a very specific culture here and our culture is a huge part of our success and our company reputation. If you have a certain offbeat sense of humor that matches this environment, you’re in.”
“We don’t like showboaters and big egos. We need friendly people, humble types, collaborators, and team players. But prevailing resume trends push job seekers to sing their own praises and put themselves at the center of the universe. So when we see a rare resume that defies that trend, we pick up the phone.”
“We love neatness, precision, and attention to detail. So if you show us a resume with a beautiful format and impeccable grammar, we take notice.”