CV Acid Test

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When applying for any position, think about your curriculum vitae/resume from the position of the reader. The recruitment agent or HR consultant does not have the time to decipher your CV or contact you up to clarify any matters. As the screening agent, they have a short time, based upon your CV,  to make a call on you.  It is easier to skip CV #299 and move on to the next CV  when you have 500 CV’s to screen. This does not matter that you are NOT the best candidate for the job. You may be the best candidate.  A pity about your CV letting you down.  Job hunters forget that the CV has to do the heavy lifting work of selling you,  primarily through words, to the recruiter.

Acid Test

Here is quick acid test:

Does this CV sell me in less than 2 minutes – my character, talents and performance in the best possible manner to an employer?

Note: I’m being generous with 2 minutes, some recruitment agents will scan read your info in a few seconds.  Honestly, if a stranger that does not know you, had to go through your CV,  would they believe in you, your expertise and what value you could bring to their organisation?

(Work in SA Dispatch, January 2008)

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CV Acid Test

7 Responses

  1. Can you please send me that Killer CV template so tha I can update my unprofessional CV.

    Bongani May 7, 2010 at 7:11 am #
  2. May you please send me a killer cv template and advised me if the employer asked me how much i wanna earn and elaborate on situation where an employer asked ‘what are your strengh

    Rudzani May 21, 2010 at 11:50 am #
  3. may u plz send me a killer cv template

    thokozani May 26, 2010 at 3:25 pm #
  4. hey, me again (”,)can you pls send me a killer cv template?

    kaamilah palmer June 1, 2010 at 7:45 am #
  5. Hi, may you please send me a killer cv template and advised me if the employer asked me how much i wanna earn and elaborate on situation where an employer asked ‘what are your strengh

    Patrick September 2, 2010 at 11:13 am #
  6. Hi can you please sand me that Killer cv templet or can I send you my cv for reviewing?

    Amandla April 11, 2011 at 5:31 pm #
  7. ABSIP members will receive a 3 point CV check up in due course. Watch your inbox. Killer CV is only available to clients.

    Yusuf Mahomedy April 11, 2011 at 5:40 pm #

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