Most execs spend just five minutes looking at resumes

And more than a third of the large-company executives said they spend less than two minutes reviewing a resume.
||Last Updated: 04/08/2003

Most executives spend less than five minutes reading each resume they receive for an advertised position, according to a survey. Nearly a third of respondents said they spend no more than two minutes reading a resume.

The survey was conducted for Accountemps by an independent research firm and includes responses from 100 executives with Canada’s largest companies.

Executives were asked: