A recent survey from Career Directors International (CDI) seeks to give added insight to job seekers when it comes to what employers are looking for in an applicant.

CDI’s 2012 Global Hiring Trends Survey posed questions to recruiters, human resource professionals and sources in order to find out best practices for those looking for a full-time position. The report revealed that just 21 percent of those asked said they preferred a one-page resume and 54 percent said that if the resume was presented in a “well-written and highly focused” way the entire document would be read, no matter how long.

"Forty-three percent of respondents preferred a resume summary, sometimes called the profile or unique selling proposition, that was longer and more detailed to spell out the job seeker’s unique selling points," the report stated.

In addition, 33 percent of those involved in hiring said that they would consider viewing a video resume, which may be more entertaining to view than simply looking at a peice of paper.

There have been other surveys that suggest hiring is expected to increase by the end of the year. The 2012 Allied Workplace Mobility survey revealed two thirds of HR workers said their firms would be adding employees before the end of 2012.

Content provided by executive search organization, MRINetwork.

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