Recruiters Want to See More Clarity in Resumes


This post is part of a series of excerpts from ExecuNet’s report, Making Your Résumé Recruiter Ready By ExecuNet contributing editor Marji McClure. You can download a free copy by going here.
image_promolanding_resume_recruiter_ready.gif Search firm recruiters that ExecuNet surveyed indicated that executives don’t present a clear picture of their accomplishments and value proposition. Some recruiters said they would like to know more about the companies and industries in which you have worked. “I would like to see a brief description of what the companies they’ve worked for actually do,” said one recruiter, who suggests including a description like this: XYZ company is a developer and manufacturer of Class 2 medical devices. “It’s short and sweet, but very helpful as I’m going through the information on behalf my clients.” “Clarity can be related to a number of things. It can relate to the flow of information so it’s easy to digest, and how clearly the descriptions are presented,” says executive branding expert David Topus. “The idea is to present information in a way that is easy to interpret, so it doesn’t require a lot of work on behalf of the reader.”