The recruitment industry is a complex one with ever changing dynamics. In this piece we will look at some of the dark truths or rather some of the confessions made my recruiters from all across the world as well as some relevant statistics of the industry.
The average amount of time spent on skimming a resume is 5 to 7 seconds. The maximum time spent on skimming is 20 seconds. Thus, it is very important that the important points be highlighted.
There are only 17% chances of a cover letter being read. This, however, does not mean that cover letters are not important. Cover letters make a resume look more professional.
Presence of even one spelling or grammatical error may result in the rejection of the application. Recruiters give immense importance to proper crafting a resumes because it is the first impression they get.
68% of the employers will look up the job seeker on Facebook for background checks. It is always advisable to have a separate official account on Facebook for this purpose.
76% of the resumes are ignored if the applicant’s email id is unprofessional. For example, an email ID like email@example.com may very well end up getting ignored. This is because such a mail ID does not create the best of impressions.
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