- In 2015, when unemployment was between 5%-5.5%, Glassdoor’s research found “on average, each corporate job opening attracted 250 résumés.”
- A few years later JobScan found 98% of Fortune 500 companies use Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS). This means a robot parses your resume and determines whether you match the requirements and whether you move forward in the hiring process.
- Presuming you’re fortunate enough to get through the ATS, recruiters and hiring managers aren’t spending a lot of time reading your resume. According to a 2018 eye-tracking survey by the Ladders, “recruiters spend just 7.4 seconds screening an average resume.”
You want your #resume to breeze through this process. But if you’re unaware of how the process works, how could you possibly prepare?
What important data do people need to know to prepare for their #jobsearch? Please cite your research.
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Maureen McCann is an award-winning career coach, master resume writer, and master certified interview, employment, and career strategist whose clients include C-level executives, managers, and professionals in all industries including the Canadian banking, oil and gas, healthcare, IT, and government sectors.