Curriculum Vitae

Screening the Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Screening the Curriculum Vitae (CV)

Last time, we discussed how to attract the right candidates for your role. The next step in our recruitment process is identifying which of the applicants from whom we receive CVs we will actually invite in. Name: Neil Shorney Current employer: Naturally Sales Ltd Relevant skills: Extensive knowledge of astrophysics, fluent in mandarin and accomplished ballet dancer Unfortunately, we can’t always rely on a CV to be an accurate summary of a candidate’s experience and skills. We need some techniques to identify which CVs are accurate, which are exaggerated, and which are simply untrue. We also need to decide what our tolerance is for inconsistency or elaboration on CVs. Just because people exaggerate their experience doesn’t make them unsuitable for the job, but we need to use a combination ... »