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3 Simple Things You Should Always Have In Your Resume According To Microsoft Career Experts

3 Simple Things You Should Always Have In Your Resume

According To Microsoft Career Experts

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Whether you’re applying for work at Microsoft or elsewhere, there’s a lot to learn from recruiters from Microsoft who are offering suggestions and words of advice to those of us who want to improve our resumes.

It takes six seconds for recruiters to determine whether or not your resume stands out. Here’s what recruiters from Microsoft say your resume needs to stand out.

1. Simplicity

When it comes to organizing your resume, avoid large text blocks that can hide the essential information that you need to express and exhaust the reader.

Using bullet points, broad margins, and white space, you can “allow content to pop,” as recruiters from Microsoft suggest. In addition to formatting and structuring, keep it strategic and easy when it comes to content.

Share what makes you an excellent candidate clearly and concisely.

2. Show Impact​

Recruiters want to see how you’ve made an impact. Maybe you sold houses at your last job. How many have you been selling? Has your strategy of selling one rendered your previous company more visible? Why was your role important?

Make sure that these impactful statements speak directly to the company that you are applying for: contribute to its environment, match your background to the role that you are looking for, and demonstrate the skills that the work would require.

3. Clean Formatting

Is your formatting clean, and is it easy to summarise the most important information? Try to find an easily understood and clean format for your resume that provides a balance of font style, font size, layout and design.