What Matters On A Resume?


The basics, according to a new study:

Most job seekers think recruiters spend 4 to 5 minutes reviewing a resume. The truth: recruiters spend about 6 seconds before they make the initial "fit/no fit" decision.

How to prioritize:

During evaluations, eye tracking software was employed, and they found that the recruiters spent about six seconds on a resume looking for six main things: name, current company and title, previous company and title, previous position start and end dates, current position start and end dates, and eduction. After that, it was a crapshoot.

(Image from an eye-tracking study of recruiters by TheLadder's)