Study: HR Managers Prefer Resumes Sent Via E-mail

Only 17% of job seekers today actually send their resumes via e-mail -- but apparently, more of them should. The reasons: resumes sent by e-mail is the preferred choice of 34% of the human-resource professionals surveyed by the Society for Human Resource Management: and almost one-quarter, 24%, of organizations now electronically scan resumes into an electronic storage database. The biggest no-no when it comes to resumes: typos or grammatical errors. More than three-quarters of HR professionals say that such mistakes cause them to automatically remove the applicant from the pool of possible candidates. In addition, resumes longer than two pages are viewed negatively by 62% of HR professionals because more than half of them prefer to be able to review a resume in less than three minutes.

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