Many resumes end up at the bottom of the pile, and with the results of a recent study highlighted by BusinessInsider, it’s no wonder: recruiters only look at your resume for an average of six seconds before making a decision about you. Here’s what information they actually see.
The study utilised eye-tracking technology to survey how long several recruiters engaged with a series of resumes and what information they spent the most time looking at. Those precious seconds came down to this:
In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education.
When you’re updating your next resume, make this information easy to find. It seems the rest isn’t all that important.
What Recruiters Look At During The 6 Seconds They Spend On Your Resume [BusinessInsider]