What to look for in a resume



Today, we’re diving into the essential aspects to look for on a resume when hiring new talent. As you aim for excellence, it’s crucial to identify candidates who not only possess the right skills but also align with your values and vision. Let’s explore the key elements that can make a resume stand out in the hiring process!





What to look for in a resume


  1. Relevant Experience: Look for candidates whose past roles align closely with the responsibilities of the position you’re hiring for. Highlighted experiences should showcase achievements, challenges overcome, and skills developed that directly relate to the job at hand.

  2. Skills and Qualifications: Beyond job titles, pay attention to specific skills and qualifications listed on the resume. Consider both technical skills (like software proficiency, coding languages, or industry-specific knowledge) and soft skills (such as communication, teamwork, problem-solving) that are essential for success in the role.

  3. Achievements and Accomplishments: Seek candidates who have a track record of accomplishments. This could include meeting or exceeding targets, leading successful projects, receiving awards or recognition, or making significant contributions to their previous teams or organizations.

  4. Education and Training: While formal education is important, also consider relevant certifications, training programs, workshops, or continuing education that demonstrate a commitment to learning and professional development.

  5. Consistency and Clarity: A well-organized resume with clear headings, bullet points, and concise descriptions makes it easier to assess a candidate’s qualifications quickly. Look for consistency in formatting, grammar, and attention to detail, as these qualities often reflect a candidate’s professionalism and diligence.

  6. Relevant Keywords: In today’s digital age, many companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) to filter resumes based on keywords. Ensure that the resume includes industry-specific keywords and phrases related to the job description to increase the chances of it getting noticed by these systems.

  7. Cultural Fit: Consider how well the candidate’s values, work style, and personality align with your company culture. Look for indications of collaboration, adaptability, a growth mindset, and a passion for your industry and mission.

  8. References and Recommendations: Pay attention to references or recommendations provided by previous employers or colleagues. Positive endorsements can provide valuable insights into a candidate’s work ethic, capabilities, and character.

By focusing on these key elements, you can streamline the hiring process and identify candidates who not only have the right qualifications but also possess the potential to thrive and contribute to your company’s success. Remember, each resume is a window into a candidate’s professional journey, and by examining it thoughtfully, you can make informed decisions that benefit both your team and organization.

Here’s to finding exceptional talent and building a stronger, more dynamic team as you grow your business!


Best regards,

Tania Allen 
Tyra Goen 

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