The Importance of The CV during the Recruitment Process




Recently, Adele Carr asked Senior Finance Leaders for their thoughts/opinions on the importance of the CV. Results/feedback are highlighted below. 

Not surprisingly, 100% of respondents always viewed a CV before meeting a candidate. It is interesting, however, that 93% felt disappointed after reviewing a candidate CV and then meeting the candidate in person. 

Maybe, therefore, this proves that we should not rely so heavily on the CV during the recruitment process? Spelling and the CV layout meanwhile are ranked important elements which influence decision making whilst reviewing CV’s.
 
Do you always view a candidate CV before interviewing them face to face?

Yes 100%
No 0%


When reviewing a CV, what is the most important element which influences your decision making?
 
The CV layout 41%
Spelling 45%
Length of the CV 14%



Have you ever been disappointed after reviewing a candidate CV and then meeting the candidate in person?

Yes 93%
No 7%
  
When reviewing CV's do you think the order you view CV's influences your decision making?

Yes 17%
 No 83%
   
Do you feel that the importance of CV's will decline in the next 2 years?

Yes 10%
No 77%
Unsure 13%


Other than CV's do you currently utilise other job application formats during the recruitment process?

Yes 27%
No 73%

 

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