Job seekers spend hours perfecting their resumes in hopes of impressing job recruiters and hiring managers.
Recruiters say they spend an average of 4 to 5 minutes reading it over, but new research says that it all wrong.
Job-matching service The Ladders used eye-tracking software to study the way people vet resumes. It turns out, a resume gets only 6 seconds of attention.
In those 6 seconds, recruiters spend 80 percent of their time focusing on the following key information:
Previous position start and end dates
Current position start and end dates
Anything else you provided probably never got looked at.
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