(via Lifehacker blog)

Recruitment executives only view your CV/resumes for around 6 seconds when they first view your details and of that they view your profile photograph for the greatest length of time. Why this should be so isn’t clear, but the thinking from the organisations that carried out the survey is that they are checking that the photo is ‘appropriate and professional’.

The survey, carried out with 30 recruitment consultants over a ten week period used an eye tracking system to see what the consultants focused on

You can read more about the eye-tracking study (PDF) at the link here.

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