A Resume Can Tell a Lot Less about a Candidate than It Seems

A resume can tell a lot less about a candidate than it seems
So, let's talk about the resume and working with it. This is one of the very first stages of selection, which we call a “review". The essence is simple - the consultant sends a selection of resumes for viewing to the hiring manager.

This is done in order to better understand the candidate's profile, to grasp the requirements and logic of the search, to synchronize with the vision of the hiring manager. In the future, after several “reviews”, the consultant becomes autonomous and can independently select a resume for contact, based on the feedback of colleagues.
What is important for a hiring manager to consider when viewing a resume?

  • Do not be too strict: few people know how to make an ideal resume, reflecting the experience from and to, write work results, performance indicators - we find out these details at the interview stage. It is important to objectively study jobs, tasks, information about education and candidates. We focus on the main thing.

  • Pay attention to the candidate's use of terminology and the correctness of information about courses / education, sometimes already at the stage of viewing the resume, you can note the level of the candidate's hard skills. It is important for us to get an expert opinion on whether this information is reflected correctly.

  • We will not be able to continue communication with all the candidates approved at the review stage. Often these are cold candidates, and although the consultant tries to find an approach to them, it is not always possible to do it effectively.

Yes, unfortunately, candidates do not always make up a perfect, cool resume that fully reveals their potential. The blog “about myself” is generally undervalued by the market and is often ignored. But sometimes you can see a completely empty resume - where did it come from?

The consultant's team finds candidates, not only relying on work sites: we search in social networks, channels, portals and use other tools. Sometimes we can only know about the candidate's number, company and position)

A frequent source of “empty” resumes is LinkedIn. Not everyone fills out a profile there, often this is a small amount of information. When working with them, we pay attention to the position and relevance of the company. The main thing is not to be afraid of such a resume. When communicating, the consultant will clarify all the required details and transmit the information.