This story came out several months ago and keeps popping up. The Ladders did a study of 30 recruiters and found that, on average, they take just six seconds to determine if the candidate is a good fit.
The heat map shows where the recruiter concentrated as they reviewed resumes.
When I review resumes, I tend to follow the same basic pattern. I have named my review style the ""C" see" because it follows the shape of the letter "C". Starting at the top, I look at the name and contact information. Then I look at the current job, followed by education.
It's not perfect, and it's arguably more art than science, but it works.
And keep in mind, your resume isn't going to land you a job, it's role is to get you an interview.