There are two more important corollaries to understand:

Corollary 1: Attention span of your target audience is limited. 

Understand that a typical recruiter would scan through dozens of resumes to shortlist a few and then call them for interview. The more prestigious the job, lesser the proportion of resumes eventually shortlisted. Also the people who shortlist you are busy fellows. They are in most cases NOT likely to read your resume in detail. They would briefly scan through, see if something is worth catching attention, and make a quick decision.

A typical recruiter spends between 5 to 8 seconds on each resume in first glance.

If those 5 to 8 seconds reveal something interesting, he spends around 20 to 30 seconds on the resume to make his decision. If this ignites his interest further, you are ready to move to next level of recruitment – typically interviewing.

So here is the strategy:

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3 COMMENTS

  1. Dear Agniveer,
    I am a viewer of your site for more than a year.
    You are really doing a fascinating and great job to propagate the
    teachings of vedas.
    I am student of class xii and prepairing for iitjee,
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    • @shubham:

      I used to attend IIT coaching classes…didnt make it through though 🙁

      In any case, my thoughts…

      (1)Preparation for IITs needs to begin lot earlier than class xii. Many start preparing in Xth std vacation itself.
      (2)Nonetheless, I know of folks who, even if they dont make it in the first attempt, try to prepare in their 1st year of engineering in a “2nd rung” college.

      In any case, all the best. Also, keep in mind that IITs/IIMs arent the be-all and end-all of things. Slowly but surely the Indian economy is opening up. Non-engineering and non-medical degrees are currently not yet as well-paying as engineering/doctor degrees. But this is changing.

      In any case, give your best shot…you dont want to come away with the feeling that you didnt give it your best shot.

      Keep off the intenet … it can be quite addictive…especially when that time can be better utilized in solving Phy/Chem/Math problems for IIT-JEE! Remember, getting into IIT is the tough part. Once in, the profs also want to push you out with a degree in 4 years whether you like it or not 😉 There will be lots of time for internet stuff then. 🙂

      Good Luck!

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