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Just what does the employment industry do with your resume?

Sometime ago, the people behind behiring.com released “Confessions of the Recruitment Industry”. Here are the facts:

  • Average time spent taking a look at a cv or resume is 5 to 7 seconds

  • The chance that your cover letter will be read is 17 %

  • 1 punctuation or grammar error will certainly send your resume to the trash bin

  • 68 % of employers will find you on Facebook

  • 76 % of resumes and CV’s are neglected if your e-mail address is unprofessional

  • An average of 250 CV’s or resumes are received for every vacancy

  • 88 % of CV’s or resumes is rejected if it includes a photo of the candidate

  • 33 % of candidates is rejected if companies find something about them online that they don’t like

  • 427,000 CV’s and resumes are published on Monsterboard weekly. That number pretty much equates to the population of Luxembourg, a small country in Europe.