-A serious problem with online resume skills is that most of them are subjective and suitable for me and not necessarily suitable for you, and vice versa. Therefore, when Austin Bielsac analyzed 125,484 resumes and released his analysis results, I I am very excited because the data has largely eliminated many speculations. In my opinion, the results of his analysis are real because it confirms my suspicion that we should follow some proven facts in order to write a good resume. The basic principles of whether we are writing resumes for the first job or improving our so-called high-quality resumes for many years. As always, I cherish your time. First, I will share five key points. Then, I will talk about this research. At the end I will provide practical resume writing skills to make your resume stand out. Let’s get started. Hello, friends, welcome back to my channel. If you are a newcomer, my name is Jeff. We specialize in providing practical job interviews and productivity. Improve your skills. If you are an office worker, you may wish to subscribe to my channel to get more practical content.
I first declare that Austin did not ask me to make this video. He doesn’t even know me. As a data fan, I am interested in all numbers. That’s why I shared it in the video to get back to the subject of five key points about Austin’s research. First, resumes with LinkedIn profiles can increase the success rate of interviews, but only 48% of resumes with LinkedIn profiles. Second, job applicants only Include 51% of important keywords and skills in the resume. Soft skills are not fully displayed in the resume. Third, quantifiable indicators can improve the success rate of resumes, but only 26% of resumes contain five or more indicators. Fourth, research shows ideal Resume has 475 to 600 words. 77% of resumes are not in this range. Fifth, empty content will reduce the value of resumes, but 51% of resumes contain flashy clichés or wrong pronouns.
I will attach the original article in the introduction column. Links and all the resources I mentioned are welcome to check them out. If you want to know how to write a good resume, now you know these key points . What does this mean for you, start with the first point and include a LinkedIn profile in your resume here. A chart that shocked me at first glance, the result seems to be obvious.
Including a link to your LinkedIn profile in your resume can increase your chances of getting an interview, but if you look closely, if your LinkedIn profile has no content or is very common, it will actually reduce the chance of receiving an interview. The probability of a phone call means that if you don’t take your time, it’s best to hide your LinkedIn profile. In my opinion, the difference between a complete profile and a normal profile can be attributed to three points, the first point, professional avatars and LinkedIn banners, and the second point.
, How much information do you have in the background part of your work Third, how much effort did you spend to build meaningful links In fact, I have a LinkedIn trick playlist for you to learn all the points in depth and I also shared how Put a custom LinkedIn URL on your resume so that it looks neat and tidy . Go watch them after watching this video. I also want to add that you will also notice that the higher the level of the job, the lower the chance of a job seeker receiving a call. This means that having a high-quality LinkedIn profile is more important for entry-level job seekers. Compared with senior positions, if you think this video has benefited you a lot , please like it or continue watching, because you will benefit a lot. Second, writing Include the correct keywords and skills in your resume or cover letter.
Although I don’t like to submit applications online, the job applicant tracking system scans for specific keywords and experiences and then filters out low-potential job applicants. According to research job descriptions, there are an average of 43 keywords. Most job applicants’ resumes have only 51% of keywords, which means there are only about 20 keywords. To solve this problem, you can use a free online wordcloud tool. I will attach a link below to copy and paste the job description there to identify the most common pop-ups. Then add them to the resume in a natural way. In addition, as far as we have seen, the candidate’s resume contains 60% of the required hard skills but only 20% of the required soft skills.
If you compare it to the job description of the target role Because there are usually skills/interests at the bottom of your resume, you can write down hard skills such as Excel, Python, SQL and so on. To ensure that relevant soft skills are included, you can check the Udemy workplace trend report or CNBC summary and write down the top 10 relevant to you.
Popular soft skills are then added to the third resume, including quantifiable results in the key points of the resume. Research shows that 26% of resumes contain five or more quantifiable indicators and 36%, more than one-third of the resumes did not mention it. Any quantifiable results. Why companies prefer resumes that include indicators? Because indicators make values more understandable and quantifiable. I have emphasized enough.
If 10 job applicants say they are responsible for planning and executing social media activities, it is difficult to know who Candidates who write "My activity has increased sales revenue by 30% year-on-year" on their resume will stand out. There is an XYZ resume formula like this. Use the number Y to show your past achievements X, Z is For example, if you are a content marketing manager, your point is that we have adopted an A/B test content layout and cooperated with marketing partners. Therefore, 2500 people subscribe to our monthly newsletter and our revenue has achieved year-on-year 43% increase in professional advice, many people may implement projects that will not directly affect revenue or growth rate.
For example, you are developing the company’s internal tools. In this case, you can say that your improvement work has increased the productivity of the sales team 33 % In other words, it increases the X income fourth, and ensures that the number of words in the resume is between 475 and 500 words . This is because research shows that the interview pass rate of resumes that stay in this word range is higher than that The resumes that have passed this range are twice as high. Secondly, among all the resumes studied by Austin, 77% of resumes have less than 475 words or more than 600 words. From a statistical point of view, if your resume is 500 words Compared to other job seekers, you are naturally in an advantageous position. Of course, I want to emphasize that there are exceptions.
If you are a professional level and educator, if you are a professor, a federal employee or a C-level executive, you may have up to 2 or 3 Pages, a resume or cover letter with more than 1500 words, it’s no problem at all. For people who don’t fall into this category, this research means that the first point is not to fill your resume with keywords . How many keywords does your resume have? It’s important to write down only keywords that match the job. The second point. Many people have been doing this since middle school. Use Word or Google Docs word count tools to ensure that the number of resume words remains within that range.
The fifth point is for all recruiters, For hiring managers or resume readers, it’s a big deal to avoid empty content and gorgeous rhetoric. Don’t use them. We are all inspired by our own enthusiasm. We are all detail-oriented and team-oriented people. We all have creative thinking. Who doesn’t like to talk about differences. If you can’t accept the synergy between products, imagine that recruiters have to look up more than 30 resumes every day. According to research, 51% of resumes contain empty and gorgeous rhetoric. Empty or gorgeous rhetoric is unnecessary and can be eliminated. Resume should promote your own experience instead of summarizing it. Here is a very practical solution. Google "empty and gorgeous rhetoric in your resume." Delete all the empty and gorgeous rhetoric in your resume and let it upgrade in time. Austin's research results are the best The basic stuff? Yes, you should include quantifiable results in your resume points.