Recruiters are lingering 1.4 seconds longer on your resume according to The Ladders, Inc. 2018 Eye-Tracking Study. From 6 seconds in 2012 to now 7.4 seconds in 2018, recruiters are spending more time with your resume.
Are you applying with confidence or committing resume faux-pas?
The worst resumes, according to the study, leave little white space, include keywords out of context (i.e. keyword stuffing) and have a chaotic format.
What ensures a lengthier look from a recruiter? Note three commonalities among high performing resumes:
A simple layout: Clear headings and text within a format that reads in an “E” or “F” pattern.
Bold job titles with professional accomplishments bulleted underneath.
A branded statement within the top-third of the resume.
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