What we look for in a CV
What we look for in a CV will vary from role to role. However, no matter what industry or niche we’re hiring for, two things always prove helpful.
- CVs adjusted to suit the role candidates are applying for
- A good CV format
Both of these things help us quickly identify candidates who are suitable for an opening.
A good CV format is simple, clear and easy to scan through. Headings and bold text should be used to create a hierarchy on the page. This draws our eye and allows us to navigate a CV quickly and easily.
Candidates who tweak their CV to suit a role also win big brownie points. As recruiters, this tells us straight off the bat that their skills are relevant and that they could be an ideal fit. It also demonstrates how much they want a role and their willingness to go the extra mile to get it.