How to Irritate a Recruiter

September 15, 2008 at 11:24 pm 1 comment

In the past I have written about candidates who – believing the unemployment rate to be low – believe they don’t have to worry about their resume being ‘stand out’. [see Can You Take It Easy in Today’s Employment Market posted in August, 2007]

A number of recruiters have expressed to me their disappointment in the standard of resumes they are receiving and voicing the belief that clients just aren’t trying as hard. One recruiter even told me that at times they ended up calling no one in as the standard of the resumes were so poor – that there was nothing in them that aligned any of the applicants with the advertised position.

Understanding all this I couldn’t help but appreciate the sentiments, and also chuckle at the wording, of this blog post written by a frustrated recruiter – it is a definite must read –

Enjoy – and above all – learn.

Here’s to writing powerful resumes.

Beverley Neil

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  • 1. Louise  |  September 16, 2008 at 1:53 am

    I have had to handle job recruitment for a number of firms in my past life as a PA and I can tell you now, if the application didn’t address the selection criteria or was too vague or repetitive, I simply didn’t have time to pour through each resume I received to check if they may be the right person. Usually the resume was put into the ‘no’ pile. If they couldn’t spare the time to customise their application to the job they were applying for, then I couldn’t spare the time to consider them. On the other hand those who had spent the time stood out from the pack and were generally seriously considered.


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