By mid-May, the number of resumes submitted to employers in the US had increased by 10% compared to the same month last year.
In 2016, the total number of resume submissions had risen by about 4% compared with the same period last year, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers.
The reason for the jump is not clear.
“As of mid-April, employers are still seeking the best resume templates to ensure the highest possible quality,” said Julie Burdick, director of HR for the National Center for Education Statistics.
Burdick said employers were also seeking more professional experience.
She added that it is not uncommon for employers to ask candidates for an “excellent” or “good” resume.
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