How To Get Your CV In The Bin

Here’s an interesting article provided by the HEA and based on the experiences of a real (but anonymous) recruiter.

Unlucky 13 – 13 Reasons Why I Binned Your CV

It goes through the problem of taking 114 applications and having to get down to a shortlist of 20 as quickly as possible.

I’ve certainly spotted many of these problems with CVs, so this could be usefully used as a “checklist” to ensure that the CV passes the “bin test” used by many recruiters.

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Article by Thomas Lancaster

I am an experienced Computer Science academic, best known for research work into academic integrity, plagiarism and contract cheating. I have held leadership positions in several universities, with specialty in student recruitment and keen interest in working in partnership with students. Please browse around the blog and the links, and feel free to leave your thoughts.
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