Survey Reveals What Employers and Recruiters are Looking for in Q4 and Beyond
LOS ANGELES – Oct. 13, 2010 – ResumeBucket, the fastest-growing free online employment service, today announced the results of a study revealing what recruiters were searching for in the third quarter of 2010 (Q3). Compiled from a two-part study, ResumeBucket first reviewed the top 100 typed keywords most searched by recruiters looking for candidates. The top keywords and the industries they relate to were then categorized as follows:
|Management and Business Executives||13,878||Manager, Management, Supervisor, Product Manager|
|Sales||9,901||Sales, Outside Sales, Sales Manager|
|Customer Service/Services/Labor||9,155||Labor, Warehouse, Skilled Labor, Construction, Waiter|
|Computer Programming||6,673||Java, Perl, .NET, Analyst, QA, Software Engineer|
|Accounting/Investing||7,812||Accountant, Investment Administrator, Bookkeeper|
|Science/Nursing/Doctor/Health Care||3,689||Nurse, Science, Health Care, Medical Assistant|
|Assistant / Administration||3,662||Assistant, Administrative, Entry Level, Receptionist, Clerical|
|Human Resources||3,255||Administrator, Human Resources|
Armed with the keyword results and top industries, the second half of the study included a survey sent to 1,500 HR managers and recruiters of the employers that currently use ResumeBucket’s services. The 10 question survey sampled recruiters’ plans for hiring in Q4 and into 2011; what stands out in a resume; and what tools they use to find candidates. Some of the key findings include:
- 93.5% of respondents plan on hiring in Q4 2010
- 46% of those looking to hire 1-5 employees
- 41.4% looking for 10 or more employees.
- 51.6% of employers said that “Results stated in the candidate’s experience” was the most eye-catching aspect they looked for on a resume – several times the second most common result, the list of Previous Employers, at 17.6%, and the third most common, tailored content for the job, at 13.2%.
- Only 2.2% of employers identified a candidate’s school as the most important area of a resume.
- 87.4% of our employers primarily search for candidates on online Job Boards, as opposed to newspapers (4.6%), Trade Publications (2.3%), and professional recruiting or staffing services (5.7%).
- 15% of Employers had made a hire through ResumeBucket within the past 3 months.
For more information about the study, or for a detailed results breakdown, contact ResumeBucket at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Resume Bucket
ResumeBucket is the fastest growing free online employment service. Helping job seekers build a personal brand and better represent themselves to future employers, ResumeBucket provides each candidate their own website where they can easily post, edit, share and track their resume online. Nearly 300,000 people have already taken advantage and published their resume using the free service.
ResumeBucket is also a resource, accessed for free, by more than 1000 top employers to regularly search qualified resumes and post open positions. ResumeBucket is currently used by companies of all sizes, from SMBs to Fortune 100s, including Accenture, CBS, Dell, Ford/Mercury, GE Healthcare, Intel, Sears Holdings, Time Warner, Twitter, Waste Management and Yahoo!
For more information, please visit www.ResumeBucket.com.