Jobshop: Resumes and cover letters
Successful applications need to be targeted to the organisation. Allow yourself sufficient time to produce a professional resume and cover letter which showcase your skills and attributes.
Recruiter CV eye-tracking study. Key findings: average 6 seconds per CV, 80% spent on name, current and previous job, employer, start and end dates and education. 'Beyond these recruiters did little more than scan for keywords to match the open position, which amounted to a very cursory “pattern matching” activity.'