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Offline Shamim Ansary

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How an Employer Short Lists 5 CVs from 100
« on: June 20, 2010, 09:08:09 AM »
How I Do It

I have done lots of CV searches for my company, and bin all CVs over three pages.

Send me a five pager and you have no chance.

When you get 100 CVs (or, sometimes more) to read and 3 hours to make up a short list of 5 to discuss fully, anything that saves time is useful.

To be honest, when time is tight, I normally only get to the first page of a CV.

We have not been employing anyone for the last two years, except for graduates straight from college) so I am a bit out of practice.

The five then get discussed further, and we will normally interview 3 of those.

Ones that Get Binned

Other auto bins are

*     Bad handwriting (we still get handwritten CVs!)

*     Too much colour

*     Too hard to find info (if I can’t find it easily on your CV you might as well not have not done it)

*     Inconsistent info (we normally get CVs from several agencies, with duplicates. We do compare them, and if anything is different bye bye)

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Re: How an Employer Short Lists 5 CVs from 100
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2010, 05:50:46 PM »
Nice informative post. Yes, we should be careful about this.
Thanks Mr. Shamim Ansary for this post. Our students are getting more information and knowledge about C.V writing and placing. 
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Re: How an Employer Short Lists 5 CVs from 100
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2010, 09:25:38 PM »
This post will gonna be a effective line to direct the CV writers "HOW TO WRITE A CV"..........

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