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 canâ€™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)
By Gerry McLaughlin