Did you know that the average job opening has over 300 applicants competing for it?
Even worse is 75% of those applicants will be eliminated from the candidate pool by an applicant resume tracking system that many larger companies use.
That means that only 25% make it to the desk of hiring managers.
But, wait, it gets worse!
Remember, formatting counts. Hiring managers see the resumes for 5-6 seconds judging whether the format is something they will even want to read.
Then there’s the 30 second test to eliminate 80% of the remaining candidates. That means, that on your first pass in front of the eyes of a hiring manager, you have less than 35 seconds to impress them. Career counselors like to call this the black hole. What many people don’t realize is that they aren’t even getting their resume into the hands of hiring managers for reading!
What can you do to avoid the black hole?
You need to realize that it isn’t your skill-set or your accomplishments that are ruling you out, it’s your resume!
- A self-written resume has a 6% chance of being read.
- A professionally written resume has a 60% chance of being read and generates 2-3x as many interviews as a self-written resume.
As part of the CareerCOACH process, each candidate has their resume re-written to current standards including a Purpose Statement at the beginning for impact.
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