So what’s the truth?
We’ve undertaken some research to find out. And having just started gathering the results they make for interesting reading. Here are some of the latest findings:
- CVs and covering letters are the most popular tools and used by 63% of recruiters in deciding whether to interview
- 28% of recruiters WILL NOT read a CV unless a covering letter impresses yet...
- over 20% of recruiters don’t review covering letters at all
- Over 40% of covering letters are not forwarded to line managers from the initial sift
So, it looks as though there is a wide divergence of opinion. But, importantly, what does that mean for job seekers? There’s lots more to come and we’re looking to publish our report in the next couple of weeks so stay in touch if you’d like to find out more.