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6 Things Recruiters Focus on When Reviewing Your C.V

If you are looking for a job right now, you have come to the right place, but you have also come to understand that getting interviews to the jobs you have applied for can feel almost impossible at times. Frustration sets in and you are ready to give up, because you don't know where it is that you are going wrong in the application process. Let me ease your pain by saying this very cheesey line, "it's not you, it's me."

Research has shown that in today's job market recruiters will give your profile a mere six seconds before deciding whether to give you an interview or not. The six key areas they focus on are listed below:

1. Your Name

2. Your Current Title/Company

3. Previous Title/Company

4. Current Position Start Dates and End Dates

5. Previous Position Start and End Dates

6. Education

Therefore, when setting up your C.V be sure to keep it free of visiual clutter. Unnecessary images do not help, they only distract the recruiter. Make use of an organised layout and a strong visual hierarchy, and always remember to use these six key areas that recruiters spend their time gazing at.

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