Interesting Facts You Didn’t Know About Your Job Search

Welcome to Work Watch.  Here are several interesting facts that you should be aware of in your job search:

1.  Employers spend on average six seconds looking at your resume before they make the initial “fit or not fit” decision on applicants, and only 20% of applicants get an interview, which means making your resume stand out is crucial.

2.  7 seconds – the time involved for a stranger to form a first impression about you.

3.  You have on average 40 minutes to make a good impression during your interview, however, 33% of bosses know within the first 90 seconds of an interview whether a candidate will get the job.

4.  93% of employers will view a job candidate’s social media profile and 55% will negatively reconsider afterward, so clean up what you don’t want seen by an employer!

5.  66% of job recruiters hold bad spelling and grammar errors against you.

6.  If you don’t negotiate your salary, it could cost you up to $500,000 by the time you’re 60 years old.

7.  80% of jobs are never posted, but are instead found through networking and/or energetic job search strategies!

8.  94% of recruiters use LinkedIn to sift through candidates.

For more information, contact GST Michigan Works! at 800-285-WORKS.