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We all know how important a resume is. We all know the resume is often the first time a recruiter has the chance to become familiar with a candidate.
What we might not know, though, is that according to Business Insider the average time a recruiter spends on a resume is 6 seconds. Yes, I said 6 seconds which is hard to believe. So if your resume does not pass the recruiter’s eye test, your resume goes from the “maybe” pile to the “see you later, we are never hiring you” pile.
That is why first impressions matter so much.
In the wise words of Will Rogers, “You never get a second chance to make a great first impression,” and this is true for your resume, the first time you meet someone and during the interview.
It is your responsibility as a sports biz professional to keep this in mind as you look for you first internship or third full-time job. Sports recruiters and hiring managers get hundreds or even thousands of resumes because everyone wants to work in sports. Because of that, they have less time to go through resumes which means… APPEARANCE MATTERS.
To make it easier for you, I’ve created The Appearance Test, which will help you and your resume become more desirable and increase your chances of moving on in the hiring process.
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