Originally posted on Quora, one user asked:
"When recruiters look through a stack of resumes for candidate screening, what is the vital information they focus upon?"
It's a great question. Quora user Ambra Benjamin, engineering recruiter at Facebook, (and previously LivingSocial, Google and Expedia), had a lot of great advice in her response.
But I talked to our own Project Directors to get a second take - because as great as Ambra's answers are, they seemed specific to the tech world. As one of them put it:
"This article is like reading what a person in the restaurant industry evaluates. If I were in her shoes, I would probably say the same things. But for our market (DC Metro -- and the industries here) -- this article isn't very relevant."
The general job market is more buttoned up than the tech industry, and the DC market often even more so. So as great as Ambra's answers may seem, consensus among our team is that much of her advice should be taken with a grain of salt. (Unless you're in the tech industry, in which case she's probably pretty spot-on.)
Yet there are a few things that rang true:
Topics: How to Write a Resume
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