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April 2017

20 of the best stats Jobseekers and Hiring Managers need to know


  1. Thursday is best day to call to get the most effective conversation, 19% more than a Friday!



  1. 68% of employers will find you on Facebook



  1. 93% of recruiters are likely to look at a candidate’s social media profile



  1. The best time to call is between 8am- 9am OR 4pm-5pm



  1. On average the number of people who apply for any given job is 118. Only twenty-percent of these applicants will be considered.



  1. Best day to send a CV is a Monday, the worst is Friday afternoon



  1. Over 90% of employers seek their assistants opinion when interviewing and making hiring decisions.



  1. 85% of hiring managers use social networking sites like LinkedIn to look for potential candidates who’ve been referred by other professionals



  1. Around 80% of people would consider leaving their current company if another company with an excellent reputation offered them a job



  1. If your CV contains just 1 spelling mistake it is highly unlikely to be considered at all



  1. Average time spent looking at a CV is 5-7 seconds



  1. Including a picture on your LinkedIn profile makes members 40% more likely to respond to an InMail message.



  1. 88% rejection rate when you include a photo on your resume.



  1. Most job seekers search for jobs on Mondays



  1. 40% of job seekers search for jobs at work



  1. 76% of CVs are ignored if your email address is unprofessional



  1. The average length of an interview is 40 minutes, phone interviews 30 minutes



  1. Only 35% of applicants are actually qualified for the jobs they apply to.



  1. A weak employer brand can cost you job applicants: About 11 percent of job seekers said they would decline a job offer from an employer with a bad reputation–even if they were unemployed



  1. 51% of employees are considering a new job.
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