How to effectively make a CV selection?

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In order to hire an employee in their company, entrepreneurs usually have to face a large number of applications submitted for a given position. How to choose the right person from among them? What selection methods to choose? These two questions are the most common among entrepreneurs recruiting staff.

With a large number of CVs, qualified recruiters only need a few seconds to read one document. This time should be sufficient to assess whether the candidate and his application are worth more attention.

In order to speed up the selection, the owner of the company or the person responsible for recruiting in the company should carefully define the candidate's profile - his experience, skills and characteristics. Such a list will significantly improve the analysis of information contained in the CV.


What questions should the recruiter answer? There are a few basic questions to ask yourself when recruiting:

  • What makes a given candidate stand out from others?

  • How much was he involved in other activities?

  • What benefits will the characteristics of the applicant bring?

  • Does the candidate have the appropriate education?

  • Does the person applying for the position improve their qualifications?

  • How long has the candidate worked for each of the previous employers?

  • What positions did the employee previously occupy?

  • What were his duties?

  • What is his professional experience?

In addition to the above, you should also pay attention to the organization and overall appearance of your CV. When applying for a job, each candidate should know the basic principles of creating application documentation. Nobody should be surprised that some applications are rejected due to unprofessional CVs.

It is also worth considering whether the application is standard and the candidate sends it to each potential employer, whether it has been adapted to the offer. A candidate who prepares a CV specifically for the needs of a given offer gains a lot in the eyes of the recruiter for this fact.

In addition, the business owner should bear in mind that many people include false information in their application documents. Lies usually concern professional experience, the level of knowledge of foreign languages, and tasks performed in previous positions. Some also declare quite original skills and interests, the aim of which is to distinguish them from many other candidates. In a situation where the data in the CV is consistent with the facts, the applicant should not be afraid of anything. It is much worse when the candidate includes information in the CV that matches the interests of the future boss, and in fact it was entered on the spot (e.g. knowledge of specific computer programs in the case of graphic designers or tax regulations in the case of accountants). This situation is unacceptable, and the recruited person may say goodbye to the job, as skills (or rather the lack of them) can be quickly verified during the first interview. After all, no one wants to have someone in their team who can not be trusted and who lies at the first contact.