May 7th, 2013 Published by: influenceyourreality
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requirements for the job appeared to be a low priority
Job Seekers: How Long Do — results showed they spent only 14.6 seconds, on
You Spend Reviewing Job Ads average, in that section. Applicants spent the most
time reading the job description (25.9 seconds) and
and Should You Spend More the company description (23 seconds). In addition,
Time? participants’ eyes tended to skim the job description
rather than read it closely, and often skipped the
Looking for a job? The ads you bottom section of the description entirely.”
are reading may not be telling you With a 7.8% unemployment rate (actual rate is known
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much. job hunting altogether), what are your chances of
The Wall Street Journal dropped by the office of being the perfect fit for the position?
TheLadders, (a career services provider) last week to A survey released Thursday by job-search firm
take a look at their research on making job ads easier TheLadders found that 44% of job-seekers claim
for you to read and understand. they spend one to five minutes reading job
Reporter Lauren Weber has been following TheLadders’ descriptions before deciding whether to pursue
research for quite a while now, and was very intrigued them or not. Another 19% said they invest up to
last year with their study that showed recruiters spend 10 minutes reading a posting on the first pass.
about 6 seconds looking at the typical resume. The To read Lauren Well’s entire article on the methodology
Ladders, head of product and user experience, Selena of the job seeker, read her article here:
Hadzibabic, shared studies they’ve done with some
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Actual requirements of the job appear to
be your lowest priority.
The key insight Ms. Hadzibabic shared were:
“Even when subjects determined that an opening
was appropriate for them, reviewing the actual