Great Resumes Don’t Necessarily Equal Great Candidates

Great Resumes Don’t Necessarily Equal Great Candidates

New Survey from Robert Half Suggests Applicants With Impressive Resumes Frequently Disappoint in Job Interviews. Employers impressed by a job candidate’s resume often discover the person isn’t such a good match for the position after all, research shows. More than six in 10 senior managers (64 percent) in a survey from global staffing firm Robert Half said it’s common for an applicant with a promising resume to not live up to expectations when interviewed. The survey also looked at how much time employers spend¬†assessing job candidates. Findings include: On average, managers review 40 resumes per job opening and spend 12 minutes looking at each one. Managers interview an average of seven people per open position, and those meetings take an average of 41 minutes each. Verifying relevant experience is the top reason employers interview job candidates (61 percent), followed by assessing soft skills and corporate culture fit (21 percent) and evaluating technical skills (18 percent). A