How to get recruiters to read your CV

Day in, day out, recruiters sift through piles of résumés for available job openings. They’re usually searching for a specific skill sets or experience that matches their clients’ requirements. And if nothing of interest stands out, they move on to the next one.

So how can you make your resume credentials stand out? If you understand what recruiters are looking for in a CV, you’ll stand a much better chance of catching their eye.

Did you know that recruiters never ask for or expect a formal cover letter with addresses and dates. And roughly 50% of the applications that recruiters receive are résumé only. Recruiters read only a few sentences before making a decision. Which makes their job easier, but also your life a bit better as well. By invest a few minutes in your cover letter, you can spend less time customizing your résumé.

Luckily, StandOutCV has created an infographic that will teach you how to tailor your CV. So, whether applying for an advertised job via email, an online application, or even if you are just blindly sending a résumé; here are some simple tips about what they’re look for.

And if you want CV tips, then check out the anatomy of a successful résumé.


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