The average recruiter looks at a resume for six seconds.  This means the best part of your resume has to basically have a tantrum to get noticed. 

Use bolding, underlining, bigger font, and set things off with white space.  Anything you can do to make the most impressive parts of your background stand out will help.

Some people will tell you a summary or objective at the top of the resume is crucial and will be where your six seconds are spent.  Others consider objectives to be the mark of Satan and say never, ever, ever use them.  I don't think it much matters.  Just make sure a quick glance tells your story- wherever that glance may land.

Want your eye drawn to your high GPA and your high powered internship?  Make sure that is the first thing the recruiter sees.  Is your relevant college lab work and the data analytic skills you developed along with it a perfect match for the demands of the roleto which you are applying?  Draw the eye to them.

Just be sure you can add the words from the job description to your resume or cover letter because you often need to scream at the ocular reading software as well as the recruiter.

AuthorAmy Feind-Reeves