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Survey: How Long Should A Resume Be?

Resume length is a highly debated topic even among experts. We surveyed hiring professionals to see what they have to say about the matter.

March 12, 2024

Survey: How Much Time Do Recruiters Spend On A Resume?

10 Minutes? 5 Minutes? 1 Minute? Or perhaps even less than that? We surveyed recruiters to learn how much time they typically spend reviewing an average applicant’s resume.

March 12, 2024

Resume Experiment: Just How Valuable Is A College Education?

To gauge the value of a 4-year college education from the perspective of employers, we compared the success rates of resumes that are almost exactly identical, with the only difference being the level of education listed.

February 2, 2021

Virtual Job Interviews During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ResumeGo conducted a survey of 277 hiring professionals in order to understand how they feel about these online interviews and to get some advice for job seekers who are currently going through the online hiring process.

May 4, 2020

Cover Letters: Just How Important Are They?

New research finds that applications with tailored cover letters yield just over 50% more interviews compared to those without.

January 21, 2019

How Resume Employment Gaps Affect Interview Chances of Job Applicants

Applicants with work gaps have a 45% lower chance of receiving job interviews

July 9, 2019

Resume Study: How LinkedIn affects the Interview Chances of Job Applicants

Job seekers with a comprehensive LinkedIn profile have a 71% higher chance of getting a job interview

March 17, 2019

Racial Discrimination in Resume Selection by Job Field

New study shows that racial discrimination against Blacks and Asians is still very much present in all job fields except technology

February 23, 2019

Settling the Debate: One or Two Page Resumes

New study reveals that recruiters are 2.3 times as likely to prefer two-page resumes over one-page resumes

November 10, 2018