Resume Response Rate (RRR) is the measurement of taking many different factors into consideration to determine the amount of responses a job applicant should receive from employers after submitting a resume. These factors include targeted industry, proper keyword utilization, correct formatting, visual appeal, applicant tracking system (ATS) compatibility, amount of competition in the area, job market stability, and several other economic situations that might influence results. While determining a candidate's potential RRR is not an exact science, it is a proven method in providing a realistic idea of what to expect after having a resume properly constructed.
As part of our case study to measure how certain methods of resume writing affect the rate at which employers respond to job candidates, we conducted a survey to ask our clients what they felt impacted their results the most. Although we were confident the feedback would be positive, we really didn't expect such a tremendous amount of insight given the robust competition in the job market. Out of all the clients we surveyed, every single one of them reported obtaining better results after using our resume services. Some reported receiving double or even triple the amount of interview offers than before. This is a huge success seeing that over 70% of resumes are rejected before they even make it past the initial screening process in applicant tracking systems. Below are the areas of improvement which our clients felt mainly contributed to the increase in responses they have received.