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Will your CV be binned in 20 seconds?


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Will your CV be binned in 20 seconds?

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A professional recruiter or employer will scrutinise a cv in 10 to 40 seconds (currently 20 seconds is normal) and in that time they will decide whether you are someone they want or not.  90% of job seekers are rejected at this stage. Knowing that so little time is spent screening a CV can be an advantage to you, if you follow the following points:
  • Make sure the reader can see at a glance what you do by using a title or very short summary
  • Ensure that your cv demonstrates your competencies and how you add value.
  • The CV must contain examples of how you have made a difference to your employers either by the revenue you have generated or saved for the company. E.g. cost cutting, increased customer spends or margin growth?
  • Use examples to demonstrate your competencies. These carry much more weight than simple assertions.
  This will put you ahead of 90% of the competition who will not do this.

Click for more information and biography of the author Gavin Crocker
Email the author gavin.crocker@grlaw.co.uk


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