"Impressive. I love the formatting!" -- Tek L.
Written by Stephanie Swilley. Also posted on LinkedIn.
During my days as an agency recruiter, I had more than one client decide that all resumes had to list month as well as year in the employment dates...and any break in employment over 6 months had to be explained on the resume. This happened to coincide directly with the recession and skyrocketing unemployment rates, leading to some interesting discussions.
In today's day, it is unfortunately the norm for a candidate to apply to an opening and never hear back. When you never hear why you are no longer being considered, it can be quite difficult to address the problems to improve your chances in the future. Take a look at these common reasons that resumes are rejected...how many apply to your resume? Do you know?
Reasons Resumes Are Rejected: