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Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by BusinessInsider: 11:53am On Aug 29, 2017
Here are the main reasons recruiters are deleting your CV; read more at http://www.thecareertimes.com/why-recruiters-are-deleting-your-cv/

Typos.
There is no reason why your CV should have typos in 2017!. There are many CV writing services out there. Invest in a good CV, it’s pretty much a summary of your life achievements. Make it a good one.

Too Lengthy.
With the exception of a handful of individuals such as Elon Musk or Dangote, there is no reason why you cannot fit your CV into 2 pages max. Anything longer, and your run the very high risk of your CV being dumped in the trash. Keep it short, punchy, concise and readable.

No Cover Letter.
A cover letter serves one major function, it lets the recruiter know whether they’d like to find out more, or just delete the CV. Your cover letter needs to be a paragraph long summary of why you specifically are suited to the job being advertised. Begging, desperation etc have no place in your cover letter.
Net fishing vs pole fishing.
When you fish with a net, you catch all sort. However, when you fish with a pole you catch one fish at a time. A lot of job seekers ‘net fish’-they use one CV to apply for 100 jobs. You need to ‘pole fish’ in your job search – customise your CV to each job you are applying for. Best believe recruiters know when you have sent out a generic CV.

No relevance.
If you know you do not possess the qualifications required for a job, don’t apply. Rather spend your time enrolling on courses or gaining experience that will increase your value proposition.

Rambling.
In CV writing, bullet points are your friend. Use them to summarise and highlight parts of your CV that are relevant to the position you are applying to.

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by OZAA(m): 8:57am On Aug 30, 2017
Seen and thanks for the info.

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Pearly255(f): 8:57am On Aug 30, 2017
Thank you o
Where the job sef






Gat one tho cheesy grin tongue

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by pautex: 8:57am On Aug 30, 2017
What will be will be, believe in your self and put God first in whatever you do.

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by dman4mdmoon(m): 8:57am On Aug 30, 2017
Hmmmmm!
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Heromaniaa: 8:58am On Aug 30, 2017
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by superior1: 8:58am On Aug 30, 2017
These are the reasons I can think of

1. When HR have received 10,900 CVs for just 3 available positions.
2. When you don't have strong connection politically
3. When you don't have personal links with the MD of the company
4. Most important one, when God never step into the matter.

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by abumeinben(m): 8:58am On Aug 30, 2017
What happens to an applicant that passed these tests of yours, but still got a "we regret to inform you" mail?
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Fegy47: 8:59am On Aug 30, 2017
Are u sure
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Nostradamu(m): 9:00am On Aug 30, 2017
Applicant Tracking System (ATS). Na hin work bi dat.
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by boy16(m): 9:00am On Aug 30, 2017
undecided
story! better go and start your own business.

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by jashar(f): 9:01am On Aug 30, 2017
hmm....
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Ekakamba: 9:02am On Aug 30, 2017

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by jashar(f): 9:02am On Aug 30, 2017
boy16:
undecided

story! better go and start your own business.

you wouldn't employ people?

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Dottore: 9:03am On Aug 30, 2017
Why are people saying rubbish here. You applied for job in another's man's business and he treats and pays you the way he feels is OK and you are crying foul. If you think he's not treating you well then quit.
.
Come out from your comfort zone, put away your lazy garment and pursue your own dream. You may eventually become a boss.

China made white collar jobs and Government jobs so unattractive such that everyone is craving for self reliance. Look at where it got them today.

Nigerians want to be identified with a workplace with fine building, air-conditioned offices and company goodies attached to it not minding that they are slaves in corporate outfits. When anything goes wrong they are thrown out and they won't have something to fall back on.

We shall employ all of una very soon and we will tap from what you have learnt in other places you have worked and use it for our greater growth and still pay you as we deem fit, then you come back to Nairaland and cry foul.

#Teamentrepreneur#

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by uzoclinton(m): 9:07am On Aug 30, 2017
Rules to poju
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by VeeVeeMyLuv(m): 9:08am On Aug 30, 2017
No correct.
the reasons are nepotism, tribalism and religion
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Dupalmer: 9:18am On Aug 30, 2017
Well, let the job seekers keep crying foul and waste their time updating CVs so as to be employable rather than thinking up great ideas that will create wealth .

I hate pitying them. If you are not comfortable the way your employers treat you or your CV then go and create your own job otherwise keep quiet.

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Adeoba10(m): 9:23am On Aug 30, 2017
Enough of all dis "I TOO KNOW" about CV ish. For any vacancy, let the employer roll it out inform of form, let d applicants fill in their details, if qualified, invite them and adk for their original credentials. Rather than sending cv to one useless HR who doesn't have time to check it, or selecting sent CV based on gender.
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by ITbomb(m): 9:25am On Aug 30, 2017
Village people follow
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by CoolChinex07: 9:32am On Aug 30, 2017
This post is suitable in a civilized country were they put more premuim on merit in job recruitment. Not in Nigeria were its 97 percent who-you-know to get a job even without sumiting any cv or credentials. Hundreds of thousands of applicants will submit CV wich wich will not even be opened at all! The grace of God is wat sustain us in this country and not about the quality of ur CV!

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Nobody: 9:32am On Aug 30, 2017
Enuf of these CV crap. We have seen it severally

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by donqx: 10:04am On Aug 30, 2017
oh
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by judedwriter(m): 10:15am On Aug 30, 2017
NwaAmaikpe:
shocked

Only your village people can be responsible for this.
cheesy
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by BiafranBushBoy: 10:18am On Aug 30, 2017
nice

Look no further. Learn how to write a CV By Clicking here

Any probs, send me a mail and I will help you.
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by samx4real(m): 10:30am On Aug 30, 2017
No job.










That is why the few available company can afford to do shakara. I no blame them

Na our egocentric leaders cause am. Build company, them go carry the money go there house go hide
Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by free2ryhme: 10:57am On Aug 30, 2017
BusinessInsider:
Here are the main reasons recruiters are deleting your CV; read more at http://www.thecareertimes.com/why-recruiters-are-deleting-your-cv/

Typos.
There is no reason why your CV should have typos in 2017!. There are many CV writing services out there. Invest in a good CV, it’s pretty much a summary of your life achievements. Make it a good one.

Too Lengthy.
With the exception of a handful of individuals such as Elon Musk or Dangote, there is no reason why you cannot fit your CV into 2 pages max. Anything longer, and your run the very high risk of your CV being dumped in the trash. Keep it short, punchy, concise and readable.

No Cover Letter.
A cover letter serves one major function, it lets the recruiter know whether they’d like to find out more, or just delete the CV. Your cover letter needs to be a paragraph long summary of why you specifically are suited to the job being advertised. Begging, desperation etc have no place in your cover letter.
Net fishing vs pole fishing.
When you fish with a net, you catch all sort. However, when you fish with a pole you catch one fish at a time. A lot of job seekers ‘net fish’-they use one CV to apply for 100 jobs. You need to ‘pole fish’ in your job search – customise your CV to each job you are applying for. Best believe recruiters know when you have sent out a generic CV.

No relevance.
If you know you do not possess the qualifications required for a job, don’t apply. Rather spend your time enrolling on courses or gaining experience that will increase your value proposition.

Rambling.
In CV writing, bullet points are your friend. Use them to summarise and highlight parts of your CV that are relevant to the position you are applying to.

Abokis no dey write CV or cover letter dem dey get jobs

so what say you

All this bullshit craps una dey write no go help una

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Re: Why Recruiters Are Deleting Your CV On Sight by Mryacks(m): 11:09am On Aug 30, 2017
True
pautex:
What will be will be, believe in your self and put God first in whatever you do.

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