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Get Your Resume Noticed In 6 Seconds

Dear applicants, the recruiters have finally confessed the secret. The time span of a recruiter checking your resume stays between 5-7 seconds, says online job search site The Ladders as per the research done by them. This equals to about 30-40 words on resume in total.

There’s always this anxiety in us to know what happens next when we apply for a job. How long are recruiters reading our resume? What are the major areas of concern on a resume for recruiters?  What interests them to not toss the resume in recycle bin?

Let’s glance through a few facts below unleashing the figures and facts related to recruiters’ activity. (A study was done by Undercover Recruiter on the analytics of CV through a recruiter’s point of view.)

► 200 applications are received when a job is posted
► Average time spent looking at the CV lasts for about 7 seconds
► 15% chance is the attached cover letter will be read too
► 1 spelling or grammar mistake your CV will be thrown out
► 80% of CVs are rejected with photos attached on it
► 60% of recruiters will search for your other social media profiles
► 80% of CVs are rejected if you have unprofessional email address

After the careful analysis of survey done by The Ladders on job recruiters to figure out what matters the most on your resume – firstly, they found out the areas of content that is largely ignored, secondly – the top six aspects on which recruiters pay maximum of their attention, such as –

► Name
► Current Title / Company
► Previous Title / Company
► Current position start end dates
► Previous position start and end dates
► Education

So, what do you do to make your CV gain worth a second glance? We would say, the best solution is to summarize your CV at the earliest.  Try applying following smart tricks to keep your CV visible in that span of 6 seconds precisely –

► Tailor your resume summary as per each job application you apply for – Try to highlight your areas of expertise most relevant to the particular position you are applying for and use them in the summary. This will help a recruiter focus his/her attention on the areas that are expected out of you to perform, hence it improves the interview process.

► Mention the result outcomes you’ve achieved in those areas of expertise – Focus on how you have helped organizations achieve their goals. Simply focus on specific results that have benefited other organizations. And most importantly, how well your accomplishments distinguish you from other candidates.

► Highlight the major industries you’ve been associated along with years of experience – This space gives you an opportunity to explain the industries you’ve been associated with through out your career span. Try to talk about the areas which are most vital in terms of its relevancy and application.

► Make use of important key words that describes you as a best fit Avoid using generic words. Keywords are essential to make your resume strong in terms of right filtration of the most concerned set of words.

► It is equally important to work on LinkedIn profile alongside – Unlike just having about a few lines on your resumes summaries; you have up to 2000 characters in the summary section of your LinkedIn profile to highlight accomplishments and connect them to what you want to do next.

It is true that other parts of resume are also important. But a summary can captivate a recruiter’s mind at the right spot. Try to distinguish yourself from other candidates and create that need of your profile in recruiter’s eyes. In the end, all you can wait for is a call back on your phone.

The Ladders
Undercover Recruiter

Things To Get Excited About Starting Your PGDM at IILM

New academic session for PGDM batch 2016-18 is just around the corner. We are absolutely excited to welcome you all.

Before the session begins, there are things you ought to know about IILM as a premier B-School.  You will be left overwhelmed with all the excitement awaiting for you on campus

1. Welcome To IILM Campus – We Are So Very Glad You Chose Us 


2. Alumni Network – You Are Stepping Into Big Fat IILM Alumni Family With Over 9000+ Members


3. Top Notch Companies On Campus – Get Ready To Work With Your Dream Company


4. Best Faculty On Campus – Walk Along With Your Guiding Light On Campus At Every Step


5. Global Study Program – Learn Business At International Destinations


6. Centrally Located Campuses – Your Safety And Security Is Important To Us


7. Conferences On Campus – You Chase Your Passion, And Find Happiness With Others


8. Annual College Festival – IILM iFest. Brace Yourselves For The Show, Folks


9. International Faculty At IILM Campus – It Is Time For Some Business Lessons From International Scholars


10. What’s Happening On Campus? – PRME, Global Thinker Award, Tedx, IILM Alumni Meet Up, Annual HR Conference , Entrepreneurship Conference, Recruiters Network Meet, And More! 


Measuring the Investments in your Business Education

Pursuit of Business education is by far one of the most emerging and evolving field of study. IILM being a premier B-school offers a range of options for post graduate aspirants in terms campus placement opportunities in the second year of PGDM. In this quest of obtaining a much sorted career ahead, a student paying amount of fee for MBA program expects return on investment (ROI) to pay off in the given time period. Hence, ROI is a great deal of concern for any student studying in a B-school. It is a tool that should be taken care of as the figures practically portrays the quality of education being given in school.

With over 20 years of heritage, the students opting for MBA at IILM envision a career that is diverse by nature of settling down in terms of industry selection, or expanding family business at a much faster rate. Another major factor for the students pursuing MBA is the advantage they receive after measuring return on investment (ROI). Since 2014 there has been comparatively measurable increase in the campus placements across different industries as per the market trends. Before speaking of students’ take on how positive the ROI would turn shape, it is important to focus on how soon the investment will begin to yield profit as that makes the choice of any business school more practical.

Calculating ROI is crucial and can be tricky. It works on a simple application of calculating the estimated fees of 2 years of program and further measuring with the opportunity cost that will certainly depend on the CTC/remuneration a student earns from campus placement drive. Generally the amount you earn after paying off the money spent on the program. The investment basically covers up other expenses, such as rent, food, books, etc.

Measuring of ROI largely depends on the salary of MBA graduates. Over the past few years with an emerging market student’s remuneration has remained relatively stable, but competition for jobs has been much more intense.  Looking at this year’s figures in terms of placements and average salary package offered across from different industries, such as – Deloitte, Copal Amba, Airtel and Edelweiss. The average annual salary package offered till now is Rs 7.5 Lakh. As a whole, for the students of 2014-2016 IILM PGDM batch, it has been a considerable favorable year. “IILM gave my career a perspective”, a class of 2015 grad named – Aarman Singh replied in our placement survey. He was successfully placed at Deloitte.

As per the data estimation from the Campus Placements Team, 60% of MBA graduates are earning more on a yearly basis as when calculated on the fees paid by them annually for the program opted by them. The students seeking for knowledge and skill development for their career building choose for Business Studies. MBA as a degree holds a foundation of learning that is taken up for business knowledge, leadership management skills, networking and salary increase/promotion. Students seeking admission in MBA come from Family Business background, entrepreneurial ideas and those who want to upgrade their skills.  ROI is essential to find the right school. Investing in MBA degree will be fruitful depending how stable the economy prosperity is at the current stage.