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 ...