Resumes can be the key to opening the door to your first interview or a direct path to the trash bin. Hiring Managers and Recruiters see 100’s of resumes for every job opening. There are 1,940,000 entries on google for “the 6 second scan of your resume”. Yes – 6 seconds. Barely more than a blink. If you pass the scan the resume gets moved to the “follow up file” for a more in-depth look at. At this point you might get an email or a phone call looking for more detailed job related exposure.
Planet4iT has been using the format in our slideshare presentation very successfully for the last 15 years. Give it a try and good luck with your job hunting.