CV Not Important for Jobs Search?

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.

Password Practice to Adopt

Here are 5 easy tips to help keep your accounts safe.

  • Use different passwords for your email, online banking, etc. Re-using passwords is risky, you run the risk of someone gaining access to all your information by just using one password.
  • Use a mix of numbers, symbols, upper and lower case letters in your password to make it harder for someone to guess.
  • Create a unique password that’s unrelated to your personal information and uses a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.
  • Make sure you have your information up-to-date, so that you can receive emails in case you need to reset your password. If possible, add a recovery phone number to receive password reset codes via text message.
  • Don’t leave notes with your passwords and the corresponding site where people can easily see them and use them to compromise your accounts. If you choose to save passwords in a file on your computer, create a name for the file that won’t give it away.