Case Study: Resume Review

In 2009, the market was in a decline. Unemployment was up, which meant competition for any position was high. Time Salvation was approached by a new engineering firm that was actually expanding in this down economy by hiring another engineer and CAD draftsman. Upon placing the ad for these positions on Craigslist.com, the firm received nearly 300 resumes in a week.

Typically, an engineer will receive approximately $150-200/hour for their time. The principals in an engineering firm are not usually versed in  the human resources aspect of hiring an employee, so the review of the resumes and evaluation of this many applications would have taken them 20-30 hours. If the engineering firm had completed this one-time project on their own, it would have cost them $3,000-6,000 in their time spent away from working on projects or procuring new clients.

Time Salvation was able to complete this project in 16 hours @ a rate of $35/hour, for a total of $560. This saved the engineering firm $2,440-5,440 and 20-30 hours of their time (typically off hours).