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Resume Eye Tracking and Heat Map

April 16, 2012

A pretty cool article on heat maps produced by eye tracking experiments on 30 professional recruiters over a 10 week period.

In the short time that they spend with your resume, the study showed recruiters will look at your name, current title and company, current position start and end dates, previous title and company, previous position start and end dates, and education.

The two resumes below include a heat map of recruiters’ eye movements. The one on the right was looked at more thoroughly than the one of the left because of its clear and concise format:

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