Many job seekers act like there is a magic formula to the perfect resume. If they can only fix the one secret, the one tweak, or the one mistake, then they will have their pick of high paying jobs. Candidates become obsessed with their resumes. They agonize over minute details. They read all the tips and advice until they are hopelessly frustrated.
Then, with trepidation, they press a button and send off their resume.

If there is a secret it is that you need to write a resume from the employer’s perspective if you want to land a job.
The truth is, it is very rare that a person is hired by submitting a resume. The only purpose of a resume is to land an interview. According to statistics, 40% of hiring decisions are based on personality. Everyone has an excuse why they are not being hired. People over 50 blame their age. People who are not good looking try to improve their looks.
The only thing that a Recruiter looks at when reading a resume is ‘Is this person a risk?’ The less risk, the easier it will be to land a job.

Employee Loyalty
Employers fear hiring someone who will leave in six months. For this reason many hiring professionals will look for someone where the job is a step up, not someone who has surpassed the position. They want someone who can see some growth.

Hiring Roadblock
Many times the people reading the resumes don’t have any hiring power. It may be a recruiter or someone in the Human Resources department. They have no idea what skills and tasks are needed to complete the job – but most resumes only focus on these aspects.

Don’t Be Timid
Today’s Candidates need to take risk. They need to pick up the phone and risk hearing someone say no. You may have the best resume, but it is useless if it doesn’t help you land a face-to-face interview with the person with the power to hire. No one likes to be rejected but the sooner you overcome the fear, the sooner you’ll find a job.

Author's Bio: 

Robert Krzak is author and CEO of Geckohospitality a respected hotel and restaurant recruitment and recruiting firm.