How much time do hiring managers spend reviewing a resume? And how much less time might they give to a resume chock-full of clichés?

CareerBuilder can answer the first question: Less than 2 minutes, which is the average for 68 percent of those it surveyed.

As to question No. 2, well, no one knows, but the safe bet is even less time, especially given that one in six (17 percent) hiring managers spend 30 seconds or less on a resume.

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