A new survey from job search website CareerBuilder.com indicates that potential employees have a short period of time to impress their potential employer during an interview.
According to the poll, 45 percent of 2,600 employers surveyed nationwide said they spend approximately one minute looking at an applicant's resume.
With nearly 14 million people looking for work, job hunters should spend a considerable amount of time perfecting their resume, said Rosemary Haefner, vice president of human resources at CareerBuilder.com.
"In a crowded job market, a stand-out resume can be the difference between getting the interview and being lost in the pile," said Haefner. "Hiring managers will notice and spend more time with resumes that are easy to read and include relevant experience customized to the position."
In addition, Haefner said applicants should include a professional summary detailing their experience and proofread a resume multiple times to make sure it's error-free.
In addition to an organized resume, job applicants may also want to make sure their credit report is accurate, as this is something employers may want to look at. A credit repair company may be able to help job seekers spot any inaccuracies to ensure it accurately reflects their financial standing.