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April 22, 2021

Should I drop off my resume in person?

Should I drop off my resume in person?

Generally speaking, it is now not considered a welcome gesture for a job seeker to drop off a resume at an employer for a professional-level role. The person receiving the email could check out the applications at their convenience, but still much more quickly than a resume sent by traditional mail.

Do recruiters read resumes?

Still short of time, recruiters scan for relevant content on a resume. Recruiters spend between 6-10 seconds on a resume, on an initial scan. If you pass this test, the recruiter will decide to read your resume in full. When recruiters read resumes, they focus on the most current role.

How do employers screen 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.