Ever wonder how recruiters read a resume? In a study published by TheLadders, researchers used an "eye-tracking" technique to identify how recruiters scan a resume. In the average of six seconds spent on each resume, recruiters look for "name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education." Of particular interest are the heat maps tracing the "eye-tracking" movement - this is an excellent use of visualization.
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