Monday, April 28, 2014

Infographic on recruiting

Here's an infographic from the folks at Vibe—it details a few "secrets" from recruiters about how things go in the corporate world.

A few take-aways from this are helpful:
  • My guess is that the average time looking at a CV (or resume) spent by a search committee is slightly more than the 5–7 seconds listed above; however, I would guess, too, that it is not more than 30 seconds for the first time they look (in other words, if you don't make the first cut, that's all the time you may get).
  • A lot of this stuff has already been covered on this blog (see Removing pebbles from the path...); however, here's further verification that those warnings are true (at least in the world in general).
  • I still maintain that finding opportunities via networking is the best way to go—precisely because of the notions mentioned above.

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