G10 Glasgow: How To Add A Punch To Your CV
GLASGOW, UK, March 2014 – One recent study showed that recruiters spend all of 6.25 seconds looking at a candidate’s CV before deciding whether he or she is fit for a job.
A new survey of 2,200 hiring managers and human resource staffers by jobs website CareerBuilder shows that your CV may get a bit more time before being cast aside. While some 17% of hiring managers said they spend 30 seconds or less, 68% said they scan a CV for as long as two minutes before putting it aside.
To help maximize the punch your CV gives in such a short amount of time, CareerBuilder also asked survey-takers to list terms they consider turn-offs, and to offer advice about the words that make them view a candidate favourably. The message: Don’t include sweeping terms of self-praise, like “team player,” “go-getter”
The worst words to use on your résumé:
1. Best of breed
3. Think outside of the box
5. Go-to person
6. Thought leadership
7. Value add
9. Team player
11. Hard worker
12. Strategic thinker
17. Track record
The words hiring managers want to see:
14. Under budget
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