Here's all you need to know about your resume statistics

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.


resume stats - resumes to interviews ratio


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.


hiring and resume statistics - 6 seconds per 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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