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How Recruiters See Your Resume

How Recruiters See Your Resume
Although we may never know why we didn't get chosen for a job interview, a recent study is shedding some light on recruiters' decision-making behavior. According to TheLadders research, recruiters spend an average of "six seconds before they make the initial 'fit or no fit' decision" on candidates. The study used a scientific technique called “eye tracking” on 30 professional recruiters and examined their eye movements during a 10-week period to "record and analyze where and how long someone focuses when digesting a piece of information or completing a task." 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. The two resumes below include a heat map of recruiters' eye movements. NOW WATCH: 7 Cliches To Never Use In A Job Interview

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Where to Recruit Great Employees: 5 Ideas "To succeed, surround yourself with great talent." Sounds great. Also sounds expensive. Hiring the best is really hard to pull off in practice, especially if your goal is to hire Lamborghinis and all you have is a Kia budget. So what can you do? Ask These Questions at Your Next Job Interview to Leave a Lasting Impression Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service. Just going out on a limb here but instead of having to cycle people through your meat grinder, perhaps you could hire more employees and allow them to work sane weeks? Flagged I don't understand why they'd take the job when that fact is laid out in front of them.

The importance of being earnest on your CV Recently, I had a chance to read through a pile of graduate job applications. As I did so, I came to appreciate what Oscar Wilde had meant when he talked about the "vital importance of being earnest." Because after a day spent ploughing through dozens of application forms and CVs, earnest was the last word on my mind. Read too many graduate application forms in one sitting and it's like being stuck in a telephone box with Blackadder's Lord Flashheart: "Hey Melchie! Still worshipping God?

Resume Power Verbs Strong action verbs can really help drive home your previous success and career achievements. They are important to help you start statements that explain your responsibilities and accomplishments. Most people don’t realize that resumes aren’t written in perfect English. The statements are sentence fragments that generally being with a verb. These statements make up the paragraphs that are written under the job headings in the experience section. Sentences in the bullet points of accomplishments are also written suing this stcture. 12 Eye-Catching Resume Tips inShare761 Gone are the days of simply mailing your resume, receiving a call, shaking hands at the interview and agreeing on a start date for that new job. The Internet has taken over the recruiting landscape and everyone is required to submit a resume online. While that brings greater efficiency to the process for employers, it can be awfully maddening for job seekers.

6 Crucial Job Searching Steps Most People Skip This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. After making the decision to look for a new job, most job seekers put together a resumé and then start networking and marketing themselves to potential employers. Naturally, you hope to attract interest and win a job offer as soon as possible. Fueled with the desire to take positive action quickly, however, you may skip important aspects of your job search. Even if unhurried, you may not realize that figuring out what you want in a job and an employer helps you increases your chances of getting hired. Here are crucial steps that people often miss when conducting a job search.

How to write a successful CV before applying for a job 11 January 2015Last updated at 19:12 ET By Kevin Peachey Personal finance reporter, BBC News Kevin Peachey reports on the advice available for getting a potential employer's attention Employers receive an average of 60 applicants for every advertisement for a low-skilled job, and 20 for every skilled job. Significantly, almost half of these candidates are perfectly suitable for the role, according to research by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) So that makes their CV - or curriculum vitae - all the more important when attempting to stand out from the crowd.

SIRLS: The Information Professional's Glossary The Information Professional's Glossary Brought to you by the School of Information Resources & Library Science, the University of Arizona Like everything else on the web, this is a work in progress. Please send suggestions for new terms, or corrections to existing ones, to Ricky Salazar (ricar22 at Folks who have worked on this glossary: Elaine Cubbins, Jeffrey J. Pegoraro, Rob Richards, Charley Seavey, Eileen Smith, Sheila Webber, Jana Varles.

How to Write a Résumé That Doesn't Annoy People - David Silverman by David Silverman | 11:34 AM June 5, 2009 A Google search for “résumé” results in over 178,000,000 hits, whereas “possum” nets only 5,340,000. Thus the documentation of work experience is 33 and 1/3 more popular than arboreal marsupials. But what does this really tell us? Not much, but neither does the average résumé that comes across my desk.

10 Body Language Mistakes That Sabotage Most Interviews This series is brought to you by TurboTax Federal Free Edition. Question — how much of what you “say” is actually interpreted through body language and tone of voice? Well, if we are to believe Albert Mehrabian, almost all of it.

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