Your resume will be read by hiring managers and recruiters who stand between you and your next job. It's important to know what makes them tick.
We poured over surveys and research papers to put together a by-the-numbers guide on hiring managers and recruiters that offers help in getting that interview. This is what we found.
Two-thirds (64%) of workers who received a text message from a recruiter after an interview said they preferred this communication over email or phone call.
The majority of texts (95%) are read within the first three minutes of receipt and are responded to in an average of 90 seconds.
Hiring managers are taking an average of 33 days between the interview and a job offer – an 84 percent increase from 2010 to 2018. Meanwhile, candidates are dropping off: There's been a 16 percent decrease in candidates accepting offers.
The stats above help you get an interview by appealing to your primary audience: recruiters and hiring managers.
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In the end, better understanding what hiring managers and recruiters are looking for can help you get an interview . If you're serious about your search, consider reading the other articles in our 2020 employment stats series, including: