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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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34Bring me the head of Johnny Recruiter

The lowdown on what recruiters say will push their buttons and what will get on their nerves.

A little while back, I organised a get together with some HR chums to extract their views about what constitutes a good CV these days.

Now, these were people who have seen thousands of CVs in their time, 98% of which don’t make the cut. So, their opinions should count for something. I asked them two questions:

1.   When you’re reviewing a CV, what factors will cause you to reject the candidate?

2.   What’s your advice for anybody who wants to put together a top-notch CV?

I hope the following responses are helpful. If you don’t like what you see, then blame it on the HR mindset and not me!

Rejection factors ...

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