Recruiters spend on average 5-7 seconds looking at a CV…. It’s stats like these that are scary for jobseekers but you forget that the recruiter has a very trained eye and know exactly what they are looking for.

In this infographic from our friends at BeHiring, we learn the following:

  • First applications are received 200 seconds after a job is posted
  • Average time spent looking at a CV is 5-7 seconds
  • One spelling or grammar mistake and your CV will be chucked in the bin
  • 88% job rejection rate if you have a photo of yourself on your CV
  • One in three employers rejected candidates based on something they found about them online
  • An average of 250 CVs are received for each job position
  • 68% of employers will find you on Facebook
  • 17% chance that your cover letter will be read
  • 76% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional

Related: What Happens To Your Resume When You Apply for Jobs Online?

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About Jörgen Sundberg

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