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How Long Do Recruiters Spend Looking At Your Resume?


Have you heard about the “infamous” six-second resume scan? Thanks to some “gurus,” job seekers swear by it and believe that recruiters only take six seconds to breeze through a resume before putting on their decision-making hats. (Autocorrect stopped us from calling it a six-second resume scam!) Six-second resume scan – It’s a popular belief among job seekers that recruiters only spend six seconds reviewing a resume before making a decision. But is there any truth to this commonly accepted notion? In my quest to uncover the truth, I conducted several tests to understand how recruiters review resumes. Some time ago, […]

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Why You Should Never Take a Counter Offer

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Companies are always keen to retain their top employees, so you are likely to be presented with a counter offer if you hand in your resignation. Deciding whether or not to accept a counter offer can be difficult in the thick of it. You are faced with a tough choice and you don’t want to seem ungrateful. And maybe you are reluctant to take it as you do not want to leave your comfort zone as changing jobs could be stressful and you do not want to deal with that. When you resign, there are a number of underlying reasons […]

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Why Positive Work Cultures Are More Productive

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A company’s culture can vary across different locations and departments. But there’s one thing they all have in common if our managers or our colleagues are creating a toxic and depressing environment for us, we are unproductive. On the other hand, if our work environment is positive and filled with excitement, our production is higher than ever before. Evidence proves that a positive work culture results in more productivity and profitability for companies. It boosts employee engagement, which in turn increases business outcomes. It has been shown that businesses that are highly engaged experience up to 40% less absenteeism and achieve […]

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How long does a recruiter look at your resume?

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The most challenging part of applying for a job is obtaining an interview and getting the chance to talk to your employer in person. But you need to send your resume first and hope that it is good enough to land you that interview. You see, employers, especially big corporations, receive a high number of resumes when they announce an open position. As you may suspect, the employer doesn’t have the time to read all the resumes that come in, so they will be quickly scanned in order to see if a candidate is worth a more in-depth analysis. This […]

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When Is The Best Time To Post A Job Advert

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Job adverts cost money, and no recruiter wants to be at an economic disadvantage by posting job openings during times few people would see it. Any online marketing professional would tell you that the effectiveness of adverts depends on the timing—the best time to target the attention of the exact consumer demography for the product. Therefore, this “best time” principle also applies to us recruiters when posting openings on your company’s job boards and social media. Knowing the best time to place for job adverts might be a factor that makes you as a successful recruiter. The importance of timing […]

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Your Online Presence Is Now Part Of Your Resume

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Social networking websites have disrupted hiring practices, and your Facebook, Instagram and Twitter profiles can now determine whether or not you will get a job. Today, employers are expanding their selection criteria to include a background check of the online profiles of candidates. In fact, many companies are recruiting primarily off the Internet and paying less attention than ever to resumes. The traditional resume is not dead, of course, and will be with us for some time. But your online presence and activities are becoming part of your resume (whether you like it or not). Your activities on social media sites play […]

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