Tuesday, February 27, 2007

The 2007 Resume sourcing survey – Jim Stroud

This survey was conducted by Jim Stroud – “searchologist” and a living legend! And for all those of you out there who are in the business of conducting internet search for sourcing the best candidates on the web, this survey result will give you more than what you bargain for. Very informative, very useful and a must have for all internet recruiters/researchers.

With permission from Jim I am herewith presenting to you some of the main findings of this survey.
  • Technical resumes were not the most populated resumes online.
  • Yahoo has the biggest index of resumes over Google and Live
  • Live outperformed Google and Yahoo on certain types of industry resumes

(Top 3 results from all the surveys)
Most overlooked filetypes for resumes (in general):

  • Among the overlooked formats I surveyed, PHP returned the most results.
  • Among the overlooked formats I surveyed, ASP returned the 2nd most results.
  • Among the overlooked formats I surveyed, XML returned the 3rd most results.

Most popular formats for technical resumes:

  • HTML was the most popular format for resumes online.
  • HTM was the second most popular format for resumes online
  • DOC was the third most popular format for resumes online

Most popular formats for resumes (in general):

  • HTML was the most popular format for resumes online.
  • HTM was the second most popular format for resumes online
  • PDF was the third most popular format for resumes online

Most popular ways to spell “resume”:

  • “Resume” was the most popular way to spell resume.
  • “Resumé” is the second most popular spelling of resume on the web.
  • “Résumé” is the third most popular spelling of resume on the web

Most popular ways to spell “CV”:

  • CV is most commonly referenced term cited for CV
  • Vitae is the 2nd most referenced term cited for CV
  • “Curriculuum Vitae” is the 3rd most referenced term cited for CV

Quantity of resumes found on search engines:

  • Of all the resumes I sourced, Yahoo had the biggest collection in its index (43%)
  • Of all the resumes I sourced, Google had the 2nd biggest collection in its index (40%)
  • Of all the resumes I sourced, Live had the 3rd biggest collection in its index (17%)


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***happy hunting folks!***


1 comment:

madan said...

Hi Joe;

Thanks of an Good Info provided.

Regards,

Madan