Guide: Review resumes

Screen for consistency and impact

When initially reviewing a resume, here are some of the things Google looks for:

  • Polished application: Examining the details of a resume is a great test of a candidate's attention to detail.
  • Quantifiable impact, contributions, or accomplishments: Whether it’s increases in sales, patents filed, or academic awards, Google likes to see measured, definitive experiences.
  • A clear timeline of employment: Knowing all the jobs and experiences a candidate has had is useful, but gaps in employment history shouldn’t be a deal breaker. Research suggests that individuals may unfairly stigmatize candidates who have been jobless for a time, no matter how briefly.

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