Is 7.4 seconds long enough to get to know a candidate?

Despite record low unemployment, recruiters spend just 7.4 seconds screening an average resume—a stat with serious implications for both job seekers and recruiters.

While job seekers understandably want recruiters to spend more time reading their resumes, the 2018 Eye-Tracking Study underlines several ways in which candidates undercut the effectiveness of their own messaging with poor layout and design. This, in turn, leads recruiters to rely on a relatively small amount of data when making a go/no-go decision.

Check out the full study for additional insights, including the most commonly-scanned areas of resumes, and tips and advice that can be shared with potential candidates to make sure their resume stands out to hiring managers within your organization.

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