Resume Experience Duration Statistics

The average duration of work experience listed on resumes typically ranges from 3 to 5 years.

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"70% of employers prefer candidates who have relevant work experience."

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"Around 1 in 4 recruiters rate work experience as their top priority."

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"54% of employers say a skills gap is a bigger issue in their hiring decisions than experience."

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"86% of HR professionals say candidates should have at least 3-5 years of experience in their field."

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"58% of recruiters say that the primary reason they cannot fill roles is the lack of necessary work experience."

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"88% of employers seek candidates with relevant work experience instead of a college degree."

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"In 2019, approximately 46% of resumes had work history gaps of six months or longer, which may impact perceived experience."

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"Nearly 60% of hiring managers would hire a candidate with relevant certifications over one with more experience."

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"Highly experienced candidates, with over 8-10 years of experience, make up about 33% of the total workforce."

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