A good resume should grab attention
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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- There are a lot of people in Southern Nevada who are looking for a job and a good resume can help in that quest.
Thirty seconds. That is how long some hiring managers spend reviewing job applications.
So, you have to grab and employer's attention. But, you also have to do it in the right way.
Career Builder asked thousands of hiring managers about the most creative applications or resumes that they have seen.
The ones that worked were resumes that were sent in the form of a Rubik's Cube, a marketing brochure, and a dining menu.
Of course, that method might not work for every type of job. Hiring managers did say that there are some things on a resume that can lead to rejection like typos and inappropriate email addresses. And sometimes, two pages is too long.
Another no-no is not tailoring your resume to the job that you are applying for. You want to pay attention to the job listing and make sure that you adjust your resume and cover letter to fit the job.
But, just copying the posting and including it in your resume probably won't work.