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Facts and stats: True or false?

By Courtney Jones

 

Hiring Stats: True or False?

Resumes, interviews & social recruitment are full of interesting facts and figures. Can you spot the real from the fake? Take our true or false quiz to find out.

The average time spent by recruiters looking at a resume: 5 to 7 seconds.

True

False

20% of Americans have been fired over facebook

True

False

76% of resumes are still considered even with spelling errors

True

False

You face an 88% rejection rate when you include a photo in your resume

True

False

33% of 2000 surveyed bosses said they know within the first 90 seconds if they will hire that candidate.

False

True

8,000,000 applicants found their job on Twitter.

True

False

93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social media profile.

True

False

Half of job applicants are actually qualified for the position they are applying for.

False

True

76% of resumes are discarded for an unprofessional email address.

False

True

Applican't Tracking Software (the robots that read your resume for key words, can be beaten by using graphs on your CV.

False

True

....You may need a refresher

Facts and figures can help you land a job you love, so you may want to brush up on yours!

...On point!

Facts and figures can help you land a job you'll love. You're on your way!


by Courtney Jones

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