How to write a standout resume

Writing a standout resume in today's busy, digital world is not the same as it was 5 or 10 years ago. First, your resume will be parsed by a myriad of recruiting and HR systems to become part of a search engine to find candidates. Then, once a resume gets to a hiring manager, you have just 6 seconds on average to impress to make it to the next step.

The rules to resume writing evolved alongside technology and ever increasingly busy schedules. Today, the structure and semantics of your resume matter more than ever. Your content needs to be optimized for how companies are searching for your talent to even get a foot in the door.

To explain how the rules of resume writing evolved, Elev8's CEO Melissa Davis presented a free webinar to the Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce on June 18, 2020.

In it, she reviews the best practices to get your resume to stand out through the gauntlet of hiring managers and applicant tracking systems (ATS). The presentation is broken up into three main sections followed by an open question and answer session.

The agenda is as follows:

  • What a resume is and is not 
  • 5 steps to creating a standout resume 
  • Top 10 mistakes

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About Stacey Schneider

Stacey is a technologist at heart, weaving technology into stories that bring context and clarity to new concepts, and spearheading digital transformation for go to market activities.