A top recruiter answered the question "what can anyone see after 30 seconds with your resume?" Although answers will differ among recruiters, the comprehensive answer in the article linked below provides a great deal of insight into what is important to them and what to pay close attention to as you compose your resume.
Our key takeaways:
- If you've been at your current or most recent job for a short time, think about addressing why you're leaving in an appropriate way.
- Make sure the key relevant terms for someone in your job are in there (thoughtfully).
- Not explaining gaps creates more questions, which spells application downfall for you. Find creative ways to explain gaps in your employment history.