Confessions of the Recruitment Industry [INFOGRAPHIC]

Faizan Patankar
Written by Faizan Patankar

The Recruitment Industry is more mystical than the genie from the lamp and more secretive than area 51 in the U.S.

Somehow, the recruitment industry is full of so many myths that it is becoming difficult to sort out truth from rubbish when it comes to numbers. For example, it is said that recruitment consultants deal with 300-400 people a day on average. WHAT! Is it just me, or does someone else thinks that’s just a number taken from thin air?

Well, behiring‘ published this infographic below on their website and we found it useful to give our graduates and students some insight into the numbers in the recruitment industry.

On average, a recruiter spends 5-7 seconds on a CV – that is a known story. But I am surprised looking at the fact that the first application is received within approx 3 minutes of the job ad being posted!

It is not surprising to know that a CV is rejected if even one spelling mistake appears on it. Your CV shouldn’t have a typo, grammatical mistake or lies for that matter. It’s just as simple as that. It’s not just the recruitment industry, even employers with their graduate application forms reject your 9-page application if they find up to 3 spelling mistakes on it. Life’s tough, I know!

More statistics and useful information in the infographic below about the recruitment industry.

recruitment industry infographic


About the author

Faizan Patankar

Faizan Patankar

I started Career Geek Blog in 2011 to share my experience in job-hunting. I now focus on careers industry and blogging is just a tool to share that info. Love hacking careers. During the day I focus on my hobby - Engineering.

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