How memorable is your resume?
It might take a stranger to truly reveal that answer.
Ask someone you don't know to review your resume, either online or in a printed format.
Let them review it for less than 10 seconds, then take the resume back and ask: "What do you know about me?"
It's often said that hiring managers don't give more than six or seven seconds to review your resume, so this test is a good way to gauge what is memorable about you.
Once you've gotten your answer, then it's time to consider several factors:
- Did the reviewer only remember information that was in boldface, or a larger type size?
- Did the reviewer remember only information in one area of the resume such as the upper right corner?
- Did the reviewer only remember job titles?
- Could the reviewer remember any of your accomplishments?