Competition in the job market is fierce. A corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes on average, and only four-to-six applicants will get called in for an interview.
A well-written resume and cover letter will get you noticed. Here you will find the latest resume research and cover letter statistics to prepare you for a 2022 job search.
Recruiters spend an average of seven seconds reviewing a resume.
About 98% of Fortune 500 companies use an ATS in their hiring process, which sorts through resumes before a human sees them.
This is a big deal because ATS prevents about 75 percent of resumes from being seen by human eyes.
In 2017, 85% of HR professionals uncovered a lie or misrepresentation on a candidate’s resume or job application during the screening process — up from 66% 5 years prior.
The description for a job opening contains an average of 21.8 skills, while resumes list only 13 skills on average.
Resumes fall short to roughly the same degree on both hard and soft skills, matching only 59 percent of hard skills and 62 percent of soft skills.
That’s not surprising: Only 47% of workers believe job descriptions reflect actual responsibilities.