TheLadders conducted a study tracking the eye movements of recruiters when looking at resumes (online and off) and LinkedIn profiles. Besides revealing that recruiters only look at resumes for about six seconds, the study also points out the most important areas job seekers should focus on. Surprisingly, the thirty recruiters tracked over the ten-week study spent nearly a fifth of their time (19%) on a LinkedIn profile looking at the profile photo. Pitching its own candidate profiles, TheLadders points out that the photo gets more attention than more vital career information—but the takeaway may actually be to make sure your LinkedIn photo is appropriate and professional. (AvidCareerist’s Donna Svei has some great LinkedIn photo tips here.) Secondly, your online resume gets the same…

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How Recruiters Really Look at Your LinkedIn Profile and Online Resume


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