Eye tracking study shows recruiters look at resumes for 7 seconds

Career Coaches often stress the importance of having a well organized and targeted resume prepared for your job search.

The reasons include the fact that the resume is your marketing piece and your opportunity to showcase your skills, professional experiences and fit for the position and/or organization.

In addition, a well organized and targeted resume is important because on average, recruiters spend just 7 seconds reviewing a resume. With such limited time, the first impression you make is critical.

Read more about the recent eye tracking study and what resume qualities stood out to recruiters

Career provides resume samples on our Resume and Cover Letter page and can assist you with your document via a Career Coaching appointment, which can be scheduled in Handshake.



By Shannon Hargrove
Shannon Hargrove Director, Career Education & Operations