Why is a resume important?

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 Why is the resume important?
 Why is the resume important?

The importance of a resume is twofold: It helps corporations pick qualified candidates, and it helps the job-seekers to showcase their talents and skills for scoring the best employment opportunities. Candidates who want top jobs need good resumes with perfect content and proper structure.

Similarly, companies looking for suitable candidates need an excellent resume-checking system, along with HR managers who weed out misfit resumes.

This part is important: companies don’t rejectresumes, atleast not in the first round. They reject resumes, so you better write a good one!

Now that we have established this, let’s see how you can HyreSnap your resume.

 

Let’s take the example of Aditya, a hiring manager with over 20 years of experience in the field. His process of selecting resumes is as follows: 

He makes three “piles” for resumes:

 

 

  1. The “Yes” pile: Resumes that stand out to be a perfect fit. About 2% of resumes go in here
  2. The “Maybe” pile: Not a perfect fit, but close to it. If Aditya doesn’t get enough “Yes” resumes, he will go through them here
  3. The “No” pile: Everything else goes here. Aditya is essentially looking for points that could throw a resume in this pile: poor grammar, lack of experience, too verbose etc.

 

 

Let’s try to put this into perspective-

On average, Fortune 500 companies get 8,000 applications every day.  

Let’s say there are 10,000 applicants for a job position. 98% of companies use resume filtering software called Application Tracking System or ATS (To know more on ATS , Click here) to screen out irrelevant resumes. What may shock you is that ATS filters out 80% of the applications, which are completely ignored during hiring.

Seems unreal, yes we know, but that’s the hard, cold truth of hiring.

The only way to get past the ATS is to have an ATS compliant resume with the right format and keywords

We’ve compiled a comprehensive guide for you in this blog.

 

Now, let's move on to the 2000 resumes that made it past the ATS into the Hiring Manager’s hands. HR recruiters select only 2% of resumes into the Yes pile, that is only 40 applicants get selected for an interview call !!.

 

Objectively, 99.6% of all candidates are rejected solely based on their resumes! 

Therefore,your only weapon to slash and dash your way into the ‘Yes’ pile is your resume.

 

Use HyreSnap’s Resume Editor to make a guaranteed “Yes pile” resume.

 

On Hyresnap, we have a comprehensive guide for you where we teach you how to hook an HR manager within the seven seconds they look at each resume !

 

Another important thing to note is to never use the same resume twice. A resume that worked for a job at Microsoft will almost never work for a job at Apple. In fact, a resume for a Software Developer job at Microsoft will almost never work for a Game Developer job in the same organisation ! 

Each resume should be tailored especially to the job you’re using it for, and an aspiring candidate should analyse:

 

  • What the job requirements are
  • What the company’s mission statement is, and
  • What the HR is exactly looking for.

 

Luckily, HyreSnap has already done this analysis and uses data from thousands of successful resumes to give you templates that you can use.

 

Hyresnap will make your resume look professional in no time. Our AI Engine extracts the keywords from the job description that you just copy and paste on our platform and we give you a detailed list of relevant keywords that make your resume near perfect. 

Not only that, it helps you present your skills and accomplishments in an optimal manner that matches the job description. 

 

We also provide you with a job search option where you can easily find jobs that match your resume in any city of your choice.

Our resume formats are ATS friendly and approved by more than 40 HR experts. We make your resume-building process easy and efficient. 

 

Use HyreSnap resume builder to make your perfect resume now.