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I agree with a recent finding which suggests that recruiters spend an average of six seconds to make an initial “fit or no fit” decision on candidates.  I look at a lot of resumes, and the reality of the situation is that recruiters just don’t have a lot of time to spend on an initial “cut” through incoming applicants.  Couple that with the fact that many applicants do not meet the criteria outlined in the job posting, and the initial pass through resumes just has to be swift.

Here is a short article which discusses this topic, and does so with an interesting heat map which shows where recruiters focus their attention during this quick, six second initial pass through a resume.  Does this match your patterns?

See article at Business Insider here: