Job boards and social networks like LinkedIn and Twitter have collapsed candidate search time giving managers quick access to the industry’s best, brightest. A high unemployment rate, off-shoring, company down-sizing and cost-cutting is making competition fierce for the available jobs. With a candidate surplus and technological and cultural advances, hiring managers are now riddled with hundreds or thousands of resumes for even one position.
Crisp, compelling, “at-the-ready” resumes are essential for every professional in this competitive job market. Will your target hiring manager find you among thousands in the stack?
Take a look at the research on these resume stats:
- 10-200 resumes are generated per want-ad
- 80% of candidates are screened solely with the resume
- 1 in 245 resumes result in an interview
- 3 seconds make-or-break a positive 1st impression
- 10-30 seconds are spent to review 1 resume
- Less than 1% of the managers keep or respond to unsolicited resumes
Join us for a free online workshop to discuss “Top of the Stack Resumes: 5 Ways to Break Through a Noisy Job Market.” We'll discuss methods for building high-impact resumes including personal branding, self-assessment, resume messaging strategies, and a step-by-step approach to upgrade your resume for immediate impact.
Christine Farmer, Founder/Principal Consultant
Since 1999, our expert, Christine Farmer, has professionally coached executives and professionals on career strategies, resume messaging, interviewing and job search skills. With fifteen years in high-tech marketing, finance & product management, she offers her clients a business-minded, numbers-based approach to resume development. She holds degrees in Finance and an MBA from Boston University.