As a recruiter, I look through hundreds of resumes each week. I cannot stress how crucial it is to have a well formed CV as that is my first impression of the applicant and it only takes a few seconds to determine whether the person will be right or not.
I've seen it all, big photographs of applicants that covers the whole front page of their CV, religious views, details of children including names and age, interests that probably no one should know about, height, weight, and many more. You can imagine that with the amount of people recruiters have to talk to each day, we really value our time. So if this was you, would you bother contacting a person who had the above in their resume?
The below article carefully outlines what not to do so if you have been a victim of a bad CV, take note!
Don’t you wish you knew exactly what points in your CV will nail the job for you and what will get the CV trashed immediately? Job-hunting is a truly adventurous process. You are racing against the odds to land that desired, much badly wanted job – and writing a great CV is vital in this race. CVs are critical as they represent the initial idea of the potential employee to the employer. Hence people may resort to all kind of methods and ways to jazz up their CV, to create that perfect document which will pass all tests. However, while doing so they may go overboard and be negligent about certain things, which may end up defeating the whole purpose of their CV.