This article attracted my attention on two fronts. One, I'm always interested to read about what makes a bio or resume stand out. Two, one of the most common errors I see when reviewing resumes or bios is over-formatting, making them difficult to read not only on a mobile device, but difficult to read in general.
So I was hooked when I saw the headline on this video, produced by Matt Johnson and published in the December 29th edition of Business Insider: "What a hiring manager scans for when reviewing resumes."
Bottom line, Matt says: "Hiring managers spend six seconds on your résumé before they decide on you. This is what they look at."
This video is well worth viewing if you're in the process of writing or updating your resume or bio. Remember, you have only seconds to capture a hiring manager's attention. Makes those seconds count.
Jill Townsend is the author of "How to Write a Great Bio", an e-book with tips on writing a good bio fast, and with confidence.