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Survey Up to 25 Applications Reviewed Per Job

September 16, 2010
Related Topics: Candidate Sourcing, Latest News

Forty-eight percent of HR managers surveyed by CareerBuilder say they typically review up to 25 applications for open positions.

Thirty-eight percent of HR managers said they spend less than a minute reviewing a resume, and 18 percent said they spend less than 30 seconds.

The managers also listed some memorable missteps made by job candidates on resumes, including:
• Candidate’s e-mail address had “lovesbeer” in it.
• Candidate sent a 24-page resume for a five-year career.
• Candidate pointed out, “I’ll have your job in five years.”
• Candidate sent a video trying to hypnotize the human resource manager into hiring him.

The survey took place among more than 2,500 employers between May 18 and June 3.  

Filed by Staffing Industry Analysts, a sister company of Workforce Management. To comment, e-mail


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