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Resume Tips Food For Thought

  • Online Marketing (online resume posting) yields an 8% chance of success in uncovering the next opportunity. This rate matches those of 2003 when this strategy was still in its infancy.
  • Referrals from within the organization (18%) and outside the organization (9%) are the most successful ways to land the opportunity. (Impact Group 2010)
  • Did you know that by hiring a Professional Resume Writer you’ll be:

38% more likely to get contacted by recruiters.
31% more likely to get the interview.
40% more likely to land the job.
*Source: be Satisfied Resume Impact Survey, March 2009

  • According to a study commissioned by Microsoft, 79% of employers now conduct an online search of applicants. Fully 70% say they have turned down applicants by what they found online. However, only 7% of job applicants were concerned about their online reputations.
  • According to career coach Julie Jansen, 85% of hiring managers use social networking sites like LinkedIn to look for potential candidates who’ve been referred by other professionals.
  • One study reported that an average of 300 job seekers apply to any given job posting online.
  • Only an average of 36% of those job hunters interviewed regularly send thank-you notes while 75% of employers appreciate or expect the notes.
  • Over 90% of employers seek their assistant’s opinion when interviewing and making hiring decisions.
  • Sending 40 – 50 resumes to targeted companies will be far more productive than sending resumes blindly to every job that pops up on a job board. Statistics show that only 1% of job seekers are successful using the latter method.
  • Online resume posting only yields an 8% chance of success of uncovering the next opportunity (4% from employers and 4% from recruiters)
  • 65-70% of jobs are gained through personal referrals or networking connections.
  • According to surveys cited by David Wessel in The Wall Street Journal, “The unemployed in the United States spend 40 minutes a day looking for work and 3 hours and 20 minutes a day watching TV.”
  • Major Job boards boast a measly 1 to 4% average response rate. That’s a lot of resumes to send out just to hear nothing back!
  • According to the Wall Street Journal, 90% of jobs are filled through employee referrals.

*Source: be Satisfied Resume Impact Survey, March 2009

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