TheLadders asked recruiters to review a stack of resumes while connected to eye tracking software. Their data showed that recruiters spent just six seconds per resume before making a pass/fail decision. However, what they paid attention to was far more informative than their attention spans.
Sometimes, external things that have absolutely nothing to do with you personally get in the way of the job offer or completely derail the hiring process. While, other times, the rejection is personal, possibly something you might have avoided.
Don't expect a recruiter to look at your resume and immediately understand where you would fit into their organization or to suggest which career path you should choose. They don't know you well enough, and they aren't mind readers (fortunately!).
When a headhunter interviews you for a position, they will be able to tell within seconds whether or not you are right for the position because they are already intimately familiar with these qualities.
A site will compare my resume side-by-side with a half-dozen other candidates who went to better schools, worked at greater companies and possibly had better careers than I did. It's so depressing; I'd rather watch my own colonoscopy -- polyps and all -- again.
Why do companies make bad hiring decisions and how can you improve your process so you bring only the best talent onboard? We look at some of the most common reasons for a bad hire and break down how companies can prepare to avoid these hiring missteps.
With the holidays fast approaching, now is the time for your company to find talented candidates and fill those open positions -- before Thanksgiving dinners and Christmas vacations dwindle your workforce and applicant pool.
When we can't honestly ask and answer the question "Why should a person with career options desire a job with our organization?" then we have no choice but to keep blaming our recruiters for our own blindness, or deluding ourselves in other ways.