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June 4, 2021

Do companies really keep resumes on file?

Do companies really keep resumes on file?

Legally, companies are required to keep recruiting information such as resumes and applications on file according to federal anti-discrimination laws. If their experience has taught them that getting hired through a resume on file is the exception rather than the rule, then they won’t expect you to contact them again.

How do companies scan resumes?

In order to avoid having to read through the entire pile of resumes, most employers use applicant tracking systems (or ATS as they’re called in the industry) to screen all of the resumes submitted for a position, and filter them based on how the keywords they contain measure up to those sought by the hiring manager.

How much time does an employer look at a resume?

In its 2018 Eye-Tracking Study, Ladders Inc. revealed that the time recruiters spend on the initial screen of a resume is up from an average of only six seconds in 2012, but only by about a second. Today’s recruiters skim resumes for an average of 7.4 seconds.