Let’s be honest, CV assessment is the most mind-numbing part of the recruitment process.
Trawling through CV after CV after CV (after CV) you’re bound to get bored, you’ll probably start skim-reading and you could even end up missing some of the important information.
So what if you could speed up that process, getting through more CVs quicker – and ensure that you don’t miss a thing?
Hopefully, this (printable) CV Assessment Checklist will help you to do just that!
It’s up to you to work out how many ticks it takes to spot a great candidate.
You could set a threshold, so “any candidates who score 10 and above will be interviewed” or you could decide that only your top 5 – 10 scorers make the cut.
Obviously, this isn’t a foolproof method (no recruiting method is) but it is a great way to structure your CV assessment – and once you get the hang of it, it should only really take you about 2 minutes to complete your checklist.
Hope you found our checklist useful.
If you click on the checklist, you’ll be able to print off a copy for your future reference!
The 3 main questions you should consider, whilst assessing CVs are…
• Have they made an effort to personalise their CV and cover letter?
• Does anything seem suspect? Could they be lying?
• Do you get a good feeling about them?
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Good luck!- Charles Trivett