I came across this infographic today created by BeHiring and was kind of shocked by some of the information it contained. After reading through it, it seems to be pretty accurate, but also pretty negative. Independent recruiting is a fast paced, busy environment and most times, recruiters don’t have time to waste on job seekers to that are submitting sub-par resumes and cover letters.
A couple things I found interesting:
17% chance your cover letter will be read – should job seekers even be submitting cover letters if the chance is so high independent recruiters aren’t even going to read them?
427,000 resumes are posted on Monster every week – that’s A LOT of resumes. It’s probably a more productive effort for job seekers to use smaller and narrower niche jobs boards. Is that true, independent recruiters? Do you have luck finding candidates on Monster?
As an independent recruiter do you find these statistics to be generally true? If so, use this infographic to educate job seekers about the life cycle of their resume.