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Identifying applicants “Recruiters lighten the load and accelerate the timeline for employers by sorting through application materials, conducting initial interviews, and assessing skills and corporate culture fit,” says one expert. (Photo: Shutterstock)

How much time do hiring managers spend looking at a resume before tossing it into the trash? Twelve minutes, according to a recent study from Robert Half, which also found that managers review an average of 40 resumes per open position. That’s a total of eight hours just on resumes, which often don’t give an accurate impression of the candidate: 64 percent of senior managers note a disconnect between an applicant’s promising resume and their interview performance.

Emily Payne

Emily Payne is managing editor at BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she spent the past eight years writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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