Scary Job Seeker and Resume Statistics

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Here are some concerning 2021 resume statistics

Did you know:

  • 75% of all resumes never see human eyeballs because they’re filtered out by an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?
  • 43% of resumes are submitted in an incompatible file type? If that’s the case, no one (especially not an ATS) can read them
  • 95% of Fortune 500 companies use an Applicant Tracking Software (ATS)? Examples are: Jobscan, Jazz HR, Salesforce, Indeed
  • 10% of job applications result in interviews (ouch!)
  • Online job openings receive 250+ resumes each. IT jobs receive on average 386!! (that’s a lot of competition)
  • 5+ months is the AVERAGE job search duration for American job seekers

Finding hope with THOSE resume statistics

  • Referred candidates are TWICE as likely to land an interview
  • Referred candidates have a 40+% better chance of getting hired
  • Professionally written resumes increase your chances of finding a new role by 32%
  • 68% of job seekers who have contracted with a professional resume writer finds a new role in under 90 days (2+ month reduction)

Referrals are much more effective in helping your job search. Finding a job during a transition is more about WHO YOU KNOW rather than going online, finding a job you like, applying for it, and then expecting them to call you. Finally, professionally written and targeted resumes help you land a job sooner.

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