Fun facts about Recruitment, Resumes and HR

Did You Know?

  • The average time period spent by recruiters looking at the resume is just 5 to 7 seconds.
  • Only 35% of applicants are actually qualified for the jobs they apply to.
  • 76% of resumes are discarded for an unprofessional email address.
  • Nearly 50% of resumes are discarded because they are of more than 2 pages.
  • About 30% of people search for job while at work.
  • 79 % of candidates are likely to use social media in their job search.
  • About 18,400,000 applicants found their job on Facebook.
  • 93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social media profile.
  • 43% of job seekers have used their mobile device to engage in a job search with 7% of all job seekers conducting their job search online while in the restroom.
  • While the average length of an interview is 40 minutes, 33% of 2000 surveyed bosses indicated they know within the first 90 seconds if they will hire that candidate.
  • 88% rejection rate when you include a photo on your resume.
  • Applicant Tracking Software, the robots that read your resume, is able to quickly eliminate 75% of the applicants.
  • Over 65% of interviewers indicated that failure to make eye contact was a reason for eliminating a candidate from the interview process.
  • Nearly 47% of interviewers indicated that candidates who had little or no knowledge of the company were a reason for eliminating them from the interview process.
  • About 68% of employers will find you on Facebook.
  • Almost 53% of resumes and job applications contain false subject matters.
  • In 2000, 22% of resumes were submitted via email or posted on the web. By 2017, over 90% of resumes are now posted online or via email.
  • 56% of all companies surveyed said they had a candidate reject their job.
  • 89% of recruiters have hired someone through LinkedIn.
  • Interviews (47%) and online research (36%) are most important in forming opinion of a prospective job.