You may think that a resume is just a piece of paper that lists your education and the positions that you held through the years. Yet a resume says much more about you than that. A recruiter or hiring manager can take a look at your resume and find out the five following things about you:

1.) Are You a Hard Worker?

Your accomplishments say a lot about if you are a hard worker. It shows that you make yourself involved with your work and ready to take on more. It also shows that whatever is thrown your way, even if it’s not exactly your field of knowledge at first, it will become second nature to you.

2.) Are you Organized?

You’d be surprised at how many people don’t bother to put any categories on their resume. It looks like it was more or less put together on a whim. This shows carelessness and someone who would be a liability than an asset to the company. Of course, bonus points go to those who have categories and don’t have grammar issues.

3.) Are you Well-Rounded?

Those volunteer positions, club memberships, etc that you do for your community does go a long way. It shows that you work hard, like to be involved in the community, that you are most likely to be easy to be around and that you are well-rounded. You most likely can do much more than your job positions have asked of you.

4.) Do you Like to Commit?

Most companies prefer to have employees who stay around for at least a few years. It’s a bit of a tough phase when new employees join in since they need training and they need to learn about the ins and out of the company. When hiring, recruiters and hiring managers will look at if you went from job to job and to see if you will commit or if you will job-hop. Preference, of course, goes to those who commit.

5.) How Are You at Communicating?

Most problems arise from those who cannot communicate well. I’m not talking about language barriers, but referring to people who make things sound offensive and not realize it or people who aren’t proactive with dealing with problems. Both can lead to quite the mess.