Every professional, both in India and outside, considers Google to be their ideal place to work. In their quest to land a job with a leading technology company, the hopefuls stop at nothing. But what should you do if your efforts fall short of persuading Google recruiters to take notice of your resume?
A former recruiter has recently identified the red flags in a resume that can jeopardize your chances of landing a job at your ideal firm. Nolan Church has worked in talent recruiting for firms such as Google. Church, who is currently the chief executive officer of talent marketplace Continuum, has a list of dos and don’ts for aspirants.
Church has some tips for people preparing resumes for Google. In an interview with CNBC, he cautioned applicants against spelling errors, extending CVs over two pages, and touting vague skills without offering evidence.
Church cautioned against using ‘text bricks’ on resumes, which refers to unending prose with a lot of words but not enough content. Such CVs have no chance of getting past him.
Another crucial piece of advice is to keep each job title to one-line descriptions rather than big words. Church claims that most business communication takes done via email and the Slack platform. There is no way for candidates to communicate in the workplace if they cannot adequately express what they have done in their careers.
He also suggested using programs like ChatGPT or Grammarly to make phrases shorter, grammatically correct, and punctuated correctly. He also advised having the CV examined by at least five to ten individuals before submitting it.