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THE RESUME
GOLDEN ZONE
How to survive the skim-read
and get your resume noticed
In their first review of applications, a
recruiter may only spend 10 or 20
seconds looking at your resume.
It’s essential that you keep this in mind
when you write your resume.
Your goal is to catch the readers’
attention and show them that your
resume is worth a closer look.
1. Take the front page of your
resume.
1. Take the front page of your
resume.
2. Fold the top edge down to the
right edge.
3. Unfold the page. The triangle at
the top is the “golden zone”.
This area will get the first, the most,
and maybe the only, attention.
Make sure that your most vital and
relevant information is here.
This area will get the first and the
most attention from the reader.
Resume writing:
http://career-ready.blogs.latrobe.edu.au/applying-for-
jobs/developing-effective-resumes/
Resume templates:
http://www.hloom.com/download-professional-resume-
templates/
How to write a resume summary:
http://www.gcflearnfree.org/resumewriting/5.2
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/article/20140519195826-
32241575-your-resume-will-get-more-calls-if-you-do-
this

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