How long do job seekers view the job ads? "Even when subjects determined that an opening was appropriate for them, reviewing the actual requirements for the job appeared to be a low priority — results showed they spent only 14.6 seconds, on average, in that section. Applicants spent the most time reading the job description (25.9 seconds) and the company description (23 seconds). In addition, participants' eyes tended to skim the job description rather than read it closely, and often skipped the bottom section of the description entirely."
May 7th, 2013 Published by: influenceyourreality Influence Your Reality's ThoughtBook 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 to be as high as 12% due to people who just stopped 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 very cool eye-tracking technology to watch users like Competition is tough for the jobseeker, and it seems you surf job ads in their search. that the employers hold all the cards. If you are a recruiter looking for qualified candidates, Not true. If you are tired of the daily grind, the less this research utilizing eye-tracking software may be than adequate salaries, the extra workload, the job hugely beneficial. insecurity and the decreased benefits, take a look at our multiple opportunities here:. If you are a job seeker, you will get pointers on what to look for in a job ad. Join a team who wants you to be wealthy and live the lifestyle you want by paying you 100% commissionson If you want to try another vehicle that isn’t a job ALL your sales. and will free you from the rat race, click this button now. Jim Rohn has always said “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” Change your direction and Take Action Now. You’ll be glad you did. I will gladly mentor you. Jessica 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 1
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