Here’s what recruiters say will get a resume rejected in 2021:
Impersonal Applications (No Hiring Manager’s Name) - 84%
No Thank You Note After Interview - 57%
Resumes Aren’t Customized and Tailored - 54%
No Cover Letter - 45%
No Follow Up With Employer After Interview - 37%
What recruiters say they look for on a resume:
Job Experience - 67%
Cultural Fit - 60%
Cover Letters - 26%
Prestige of College - 21%
GPA - 19%
On average, each corporate job offer attracts 250 resumes. Of those candidates, 4 to 6 will get called for an interview, and only one will get the job.
62% of employers are specifically looking for your soft skills.
93% of employers consider soft skills an “essential” or “very important” factor in hiring decisions.
42% of job seekers say that expanding their skill set is a top priority when choosing an employer.
What recruiters look for in job seekers:
Resumes Tailored to the Open Position - 63%
Skill Sets Listed First on a Resume - 41%
Cover Letters - 40%
Application Addressed to the Hiring Manager - 22%
Links to Personal Blogs, Portfolios, or Websites - 16%
Recruiters take an average of six seconds to scan a resume.
Not using your professional skills can hurt a resume as much as one year of unemployment. The damage is limited for those who had temp agency employment.
80.4% of resumes errors come from mistakes in former job experience descriptions.
71.6% of resume errors come from the miscommunication of skills on a resume.
68.7% of resume errors involved missing accomplishments.
75% employers caught a lie on a resume.
The typical job seeker writes only one resume in their job search. Typically, it's one page long.
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