One of them was a lady who hires in the Asian Pacific area, and she said that resumes get 2 seconds for review.
She makes a snap judgment and then either reviews them more or tosses them. I suspect she gets far too many resumes that look bad, aren't appropriate for the positions, or something else.
While most people will give you 30-60s to impress them, not many will waste time if your resume doesn't stand out immediately.
That's what this blog, and my talk, are about. Standing out. Here's the image from my deck that I use:
Build a clean resume. Make it visually appealing. Search for examples that are easy to read, and look good from a distance. More is not necessarily better on your resume.
Be concise. Write your descriptions, summaries, etc. in a clear manner that explains what you can do for the employer and why you're a good fit. Include impressive points, but use fewer words where you can. Get the message across quickly and simply.
And include lots of links to other places. That way when the reviewer decides to give you more than that 30 (or 2) seconds, they can easily find more information.