Resume Critique for John JobSeeker

John, below are
2 parts to your resume evaluation.
The Graded Resume Evaluation is done on a 100-point scale and should serve as a relative rule of performance. The Commented Resume Evaluation is more in-depth and insightful. Your resume has been thoroughly reviewed and analyzed by our resume analysts. We hope that we have enlightened you and provided insight into the relative performance of your resume. Remember, you’re too talented to have a resume with these weaknesses; the market is too competitive to use a resume that does not optimize your marketability; and you’re making it relatively easy for employers and recruiters to disqualify you. Looking for work is harder than working, and you never get a second chance to make a good first impression. If you don’t tell them how good you are, no one else will!

Based on Logic, Surveyed Tested Rationale

Appearance and Graphics → 14 out of 20



4 Elements

Composition → 22 out of 30

Stylistic Writing


6 Elements

Essential Information5 out of 5


1 Element

Style6 out of 10

Alter your ego and don't be shy...

2 Elements

Action Oriented7 out of 10

Make Your Resume Sing...


Third Party Testimonials

2 Elements

Copy6 out of 10

Your Talents are Valuable

Invisible Impediments & Disqualifiers

2 Elements

Structure7 out of 10

Exciting or Boring?

1 Page Myth

Education or Experience First?

How Far Back Should I Go?


2 Elements

Focus3 out of 5

Industry, Discipline & Function

Skills & Abilities Transferability

1 Element

Lethal Defects → 5

Disqualifiers → 12

Impediments → 12

Other → 8

Just the facts…

  • Only 1 in 10 long-term unemployed find work.
  • There are 5.4M people who’ve been out of work for 6+ months, which is generally considered when long-term unemployment begins. They make up 42.8% of the unemployed.
  • About 50% of the long-term unemployed will find a job within 6 months, and 75% within a year.

Why you can’t get a job. Your resume will face a lot of competition. Take a look at the hiring funnel by the numbers…

  • Although it varies with the company and the job, on average 250 resumes are received for each corporate job opening.
  • Finding a position opening late can’t help your chances because the first resume is received within 200 seconds after a position is posted.
  • If you post your resume online on a major job site like Monster so that a recruiter can find it, you are facing stiff competition because 427K other resumes are posted on Monster alone each and every week (BeHiring).
  • For the specific case of an online job posting, on average, 1K individuals will see a job post, 200 will begin the application process, 100 will complete the application, 75 of those 100 resumes will be screened out by either the ATS or a recruiter, 25 resumes will be seen by the hiring manager, 4 to 6 will be invited for an interview, 1 to 3 of them will be invited back for final interview, 1 will be offered that job and 80% of those receiving an offer will accept it.
…23M Americans are unemployed or underemployed, including discouraged job seekers who have given up the hunt…
33% of Americans report that they will be job hunting this year. This goes much further than the more than 23M Americans who are unemployed or underemployed, including discouraged job seekers who have given up the hunt, 12.5M actively looking for work, and 8M people with part-time jobs who need full time employment. In today’s economy, a job is no longer something that binds employer and employee “til death do us part.” According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, people hold an average of 10 to 15 jobs during a career. According to a recent survey of people who found jobs, 77% did NOT get work through job ads.

Click below for your relative performance rating.

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Under 50%