A Former Google Recruiter Reveals The Biggest Resume Mistakes

Between September 2013 and 2014, Scott Bacon worked as a recruiter for Google in its network operations division. He was responsible for recruiting people to work as software and network engineers, but also in marketing and other areas. The year Bacon was there, he says that Google received about 3 million resumes.

"That’s how much interest Google attracts," says Bacon. Unfortunately, those interested don’t always have the skills necessary to clear the first hurdle: crafting a quality resume. Now a senior talent advocate at Hired, a marketplace for highly skilled tech talent to find jobs, Bacon asserts: "It’s a widely cited statistic that [recruiters] give resumes six seconds' worth of viewing to make sure all is in line."