Employers often only spend five to seven seconds reviewing resumes. Your candidate’s resume’s formatting may occasionally irritate your client hiring managers and make it harder for them to see your skills, which will force them to pass on your application. The good news is that you can significantly improve your candidate’s CV’s format by making a few small adjustments, which will greatly improve your chances of getting job interviews. Remember that a resume is only briefly scanned once it is in someone’s hands (or, in today’s world, on a computer screen). Any indication of large text blocks or disorganized content can detract from the crucial seconds that determine whether or not a client hiring manager will keep reading your resume.
6 Tips For present your candidate CV
Use standardized template: Having a standardized template to present your candidate’s CV to your end client is always a good idea. Each candidate shows their work experience in a different way, making it hard for others to understand which information is found in which part of the cv. A template makes the CV look good and easily readable and also creates branding of your work. A template can consist of a fixed layout of the data in a sorted way and a proper order. Data presented in a template makes it easier to understand and read and easily catches the eye of the recruiter.
Differentiate the sections: The candidates write their information in the CV in a different way, as most of them have their own style of presenting. Having different sections to present your data is suggested such as the education related information should go only under the heading EDUCATION, the skills related information should go only under the heading SKILLS. Data presented this way makes it easier to understand and read.
Use bullet points: Imagine you have to read a very long paragraph and also understand what it is written…..it will be hard right…. That is why having proper bullet points and subpoints is mandatory. Data in bullet points one below the other makes it easy to read
Use proper font color, size and style: As the sequence of the data matters, the presentation i.e the font size, color and style also matters. The CVs should have a specific formal font style and standard size. The recommended size of headings are 14 and bold and the data inside the headings are 12 and unbold. You can have different visible colors of headings, but for the paragraph it is recommended to keep only black color. This way the resume would become very eye-catching.
Include only what is relevant: Many candidates include more and more information in their CVs which would be helpful for a recruiter to make a decision. While presenting your candidates CVs to clients it is recommended to eliminate this data and keep only what is required and which will be helpful to make a decision. Recommended things in a candidates CV are- Profile, skills, ork employment details, education/certifications, projects handled and references.
Show first things first: This is very important. Almost everyone starts reading from the top. So, make sure that the most important information is at the top of cvs. So that it will be easier for the recruiter to make a decision.
Davzon is here to help with the CV Formatting service where you can present your candidate’s CVs in a proper standardized format. Our team will support you here to format the cvs in your templates and send you back within 30 minutes so that you can focus on what matters the most.