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The Ladders conducted an “eye tracking” study on recruiters to record and analyze the most crucial information they were scanning.
“In the short time that they (the recruiters) spend with your resume, they 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,” writes Vivian Giang at Business Insider.
Here are a few tips to make it easy for the recruiters and to increase your chances in the shortlist race.
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As a hiring manager, I take less than 1 minute to review a resume. I look at the organization of the resume, quickly look at their experience and then education. If they meet all of our criteria for the position based on those three key things, they will be called and "screened" to see if they will fit into the culture of the organization, as well as get a feel if they are really interested in the position or just applying because they need a job until the right one comes along. Either way, I agree with the article. Short and sweet and key points. Hiring managers, HR, recruiters, etc... don't have time to weed past a lot of information on a resume.
I would prefer to know what hiring companies look at and what time they spend looking at CVs than recruiters.
Recruiters don't spend not even 6 seconds, the keyword search robot does it that for them.
Good advice thanks. (You should proof read your article too as there is a grammatical error in the second last point)!
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