Neal Kaplan I'm a director of technical communications working for a data analysis startup in Redwood City. I started as a technical writer, and since then I've also been learning about information architecture, training, content strategy, and even something about customer support. I'm also passionate about cross-team collaboration and user communities.

Do hiring managers look at resumes?

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A professional and clear resume is what hiring managers want to see. If you don’t have time to read through your resume, check for any mistakes. A resume that is free from error shows you are focused on the task at hand.

How long do hiring managers spend looking at resumes?

Employers typically look at a resume for six to seven seconds. Depending on the company, the amount of time an employer spends looking at a resume varies. Some employers may thoroughly check a resume, while others may only check it for a few seconds.

Do employers even look at resumes?

On Workopolis, employers look at tens of thousands of resumes a day. Employers can see in real-time how long employers spend on each resume and what they look for the most. Almost 80% of the resumes viewed are passed over in less than a minute.

Do employers really look at your resume?

Employers want to know if you’re qualified for the job. Most of the time hiring managers skim through the resume to find the job description. A list of skills, knowledge and experience is needed for the position.

Do people even read resumes?

Almost all of the resumes never get read. They are honest depictions of everything the resume writer has done and thinks important, which is surprising. Why this doesn’t work is what we’re going to look at.

Neal Kaplan I'm a director of technical communications working for a data analysis startup in Redwood City. I started as a technical writer, and since then I've also been learning about information architecture, training, content strategy, and even something about customer support. I'm also passionate about cross-team collaboration and user communities.

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