Did you know most resumes are only reviewed for just 6-8 seconds? With hiring managers spending less and less time looking over a candidate’s qualifications, plus the increasing number of resumes received per job, it’s important to learn how to make yours stand out.
Over the years, our recruiters have learned what hiring managers look for in a resume and have since crafted the perfect recipe for any claims professional on the job hunt.
Shorter, the better.
When it comes to an effective resume, it’s important to keep things concise. Readers often lose interest quickly, and hiring managers and recruiters are no exception. Using short, compact sentences and phrases with the most impactful words possible will increase the likelihood of your resume being thoroughly read through.
Proofread. And then proofread again.
Reviewing your own work is tedious, there’s no doubt about that. But what’s even more painful is having your future employer read that you have 3 years of “claims auditing experience”. Ouch.
Don’t be shy, let them know your accomplishments.
This is the one time no one will judge you for bragging about all the things you’ve done. What’s even better is that the people reading your resume will likely understand how cool it is that you have a New York adjuster’s license much more than your great aunt Betty.