Recent surveys have found that 77% of executives prefer to use networking to find candidates for open job positions, with interviewing and social media presence also identified as important factors.
This survey revealed that 2% will only read a CV for two minutes and 50% will only take 5 minutes reading a resume during a job search process.
The length of time that executives spend reading a candidate’s CV during the job search process was also revealed, with over 50 per cent spending just five minutes and 13 per cent only two minutes.
This doesn’t mean you have to stop updating your CV, they still mater and the experience portion has been identified as the most important piece of information on a candidate’s resume.
Here are three more interesting stats
50% executives will only take 5 minutes reading a resume during a job search process and 2% will only read a CV for two minutes
15% of executives the quality of the previous employer is important information.
2% of executives consider education as really important information.