What recruiters rate in the Curriculum Vitae
Who among you has never been in the arduous task of writing a CV?
Who among you has never had problems trying to present in an orderly way, all the myriad of data, information, skills and experiences accumulated over the course of your life?
Here, you will be pleased to know that that super-articulated document, which perhaps took you away an entire afternoon to be able to draft it at its best, is evaluated in a period of time equal to 6 seconds … exactly, it is not a writing error, yours profile is evaluated in just 6 SECONDS …
According to the research carried out in the sector, most of those who have the task of selecting the staff, need a time ranging from 20 to 30 minutes to sift through all the profiles and look for the one that is most suitable for the business needs.
Obviously, to carry out this task so quickly, recruiters only check certain specific items, which are fatal for the evaluation of the profile. In the next few lines, we will study what are these details that can make the difference between a hiring and the continuous search for a desired job.
Control of the current working position
The first thing a recruiter looks at is not the name, surname or home address … the first piece of information you focus on when receiving a resume is the candidate’s current job position . This information allows the recruiter to quickly understand what role the candidate covers and if this position can be in line with the one you are looking for for your company.
A careful look is also given to the duration for which the last position or the current one was held; this data can in fact be an important source of information: an employment relationship of a certain length gives the recruiter an indication of how much the candidate can identify with the values of the company he works for, or perhaps, in the case of loyal candidates to the same company for decades, moreover in the same role, could indicate an aversion to change that could not match a very fluid company in their organization.
Control of the companies for which the candidate has worked
A very important aspect for a recruiter is being able to check the profile of the companies for which he has worked previously. Having collaborated with companies and companies that have a profile similar to that of the selection company, is certainly a considerable advantage for the candidate.
The reason for this interest in the profile of the company is due to the fact that for the recruiter this data indicates the fact that he is able to operate in complex organizational environments, and that the candidate can actually possess training and experience professional enough to bring real value to the company.
Of course, if you have not had experience in larger or similar realities to the company you are applying for, you absolutely must not start defeated, because if the curriculum is written correctly the recruiter could equally deepen the reading of the CV, and understand the reality. job from which you come, to understand if there can be the means to invest in an important training of the candidate.
Overall assessment of the career path
The career path of a candidate allows the recruiter to understand what are the functions performed over the years, if there has been a career growth from the beginning of the career to the sending of the application.
Great attention is also given to the fact that the positions held are in line with that sought at the moment.
To facilitate the reading of the CV in this sense, it is better to avoid entering unimportant work experiences that are not in line with the position for which you are applying (if you are applying as a project manager, write that for a few months you have lifeguard, not needed).
Only work experiences that have a real value in one’s path should be included in this. In fact, recruiters are more interested in profiles that present the skills in line with what they are looking for at the moment, otherwise they trash everything in seconds.
Order and organization of the Curriculum
A very important fact when presenting a CV to recruiters is being able to give an overall, well detailed and organized vision of one’s professional profile.
The creation of a good curriculum vitae requires that there are no errors in the document format, grammatical errors or difficulties in finding the information.
A poorly organized, hard to read, or poorly formatted curriculum vitae is immediately discarded. One of the characteristics required in every professional field is knowing how to present oneself at best, even through one’s CV. The synthesis skills, the temporal organization of the contents, and the concurrent insertion of all the most important details for the selection are also positively evaluated.
Search by keywords in the CV
To be able to immediately read if there are the skills sought within a resume, many recruiters use the “FIND” function to search for the keywords that are most interesting, in seconds. If these are absent, the probability that the reading of the document will stop is very high.
To make the CV more attractive, therefore, it is good to remember that if you are applying for the position of manager, project manager, or for any other field in which you have experience, it is good to use the right words to express the positions covered. similar to that sought by the recruiter. This will give you a better chance that the recruiter will be tempted to carefully read the CV.
Keep an eye on your online reputation, social networks are increasingly being scanned by recruiters to better understand the personality of the most interesting candidates … if you want to direct their attention to something more “appropriate” to the workplace, you can always add links to your CV to your LinkedIn profile or maybe your Facebook profile , after having “cleaned up” your wall.(Viewed 2 times)