What do hiring managers/recruiters look for in your CV?

1.Your position in the hierarchy.

Are you a team leader? Are you managing or overseeing large-scale operations? Use industry-standard job titles or mention the title of the person you report to. This will help a hiring manager see where you might fit in their company heirachy.

2. Who you interact with. State who you interact with in your role. From the customers/suppliers to management and external business partners. Some hiring managers will want you to have proven experience working with certain business stakeholders.

3. Technology Expertise. Certain roles will require you to be proficient with certain software or computer programs. It's a good idea to detail the tools you can use and how you specifically use them within your role. 4. What work YOU produce. Describe what tangible work you produce in your position. What do you contribute to the business?

5. What your company does. Make it easy for a hiring manager to know what your company does. Is it a consultancy? Is it a start-up? Include a brief line outlining this on your CV.


6. Education. Do you meet the minimum educational requirements set out by the client? Often an employer will use educational requirements to reduce the candidate pool. Make your education section clear and easy to navigate.

7. Numbers. Hiring managers like seeing quantifiable achievements in a CV - use them where possible. Figures provide evidence into what return on investment you can offer a company in the position you're applying for. Have you reduced costs? Have you increased a campaign ROI? You can, for example, include percentages of targets achieved or the time taken to deliver a piece of work or project. Often metrics are available from the company CRM.

8. Location. A recruiter will check if a person either directly mentions they're 'available to relocate', or whether they already live in a commutable distance to where the job is located.

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