Prioritize Your Resume Content

The recruiter’s task is to identify the best matches between the vacancy and the candidates. They are not looking to find you the job that is best suited to you. They are looking to find a candidate that is best suited to their vacancy. So you need to prioritize your resume from recruiter’s perspective.

Prioritization of the content of your resume is very important, as your, most important and relevant, experience is listed first, with key accomplishments listed at the top of each position. As you compile the information for your resume, prioritize your accomplishments by importance, achievements, and relevance to the job you’re applying for.

Decide Relevance

How do you decide what’s relevant? You need to assess yourself will the information on your resume help convince the employer that you are a worthwhile candidate to interview for the position they are trying to fill?

Prioritize the Details

Next, prioritize the information you provide in each description. Present what is of greatest interest to your potential employer first. For instance, consider a candidate seeking a job in pre-sales specialist. The resume might reflect experience at a start-up reseller in which 80% of the candidate’s time was spent on the sales, and 20% was spent on technical applications. Priority, in this case has to be determined by relevance to the employer, and hence technical applications should be listed before sales.

While determining your achievements quantify as much information as you can – numbers, dollar signs, and percentages can all help to make your case for getting selected to interview.