Why recruiters aren’t interested in your CV
It is a trend well known that recruiters spend no longer than a few seconds looking at your resume. Now, those few seconds are never quite enough to tell the recruiter about you. In the scenario where hiring managers are swamped with thousands of CVs for every job opening advertised, it is very likely that your CV won’t even come to their notice.
Recruiters today want to get to know you for who you are. “The person is more important than the paper,” says Doug Bernstein, VP of programming and analytics at a sports website. From your ideas and opinions to the way you voice your views, recruiters are interested in it all. More importantly, rather than looking for your career history in bullet points, recruiters want to know your key skills and experiences, along with your preferences and behavioural patterns.
At this point when the CV has become an outdated, inaccurate and irrelevant document, here’s how you can enhance your job prospects:
- Pay attention to your social media presence. The things that you post on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn tell the recruiter a lot about who you are. Make sure your social media profiles are in keeping with your image as a worthy candidate.
- Create your SmartProfile™. A CV++, the SmartProfile™ is a visual document that captures your key skills, preferences and other relevant details and matches you to employers on the lookout for candidates just like you.
- Focus on your interview performance. Who you are in person matters a lot more than who you are on paper. Read our blog for a comprehensive guide to handling job interviews along with many interview tips and tricks. With our Interview Now feature, you can interview right away for jobs matching your profile.
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