StandOut CV surveyed 100 UK recruitment firms to find out what really matters when it comes to creating an interview winning CV.
And something that stood out was, 98% of recruiters will take you less seriously, if you include a photo on your CV. This I know is different from our European friends, however UK has a long tradition of not having photo’s on your CV.
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- 54 – Minimum number of CVs that a recruiter will receive for a UK vacancy
- 6 min – The average time a recruiter will spend reviewing your CV before deciding to submit you to a client. [Here’s what recruiters look at in the <10s they spend on your CV at first instance]
- 98% – of recruiters will take you less seriously if you include a photo of yourself on your CV
- 73% – of recruiters will search for you on LinkedIn after viewing your CV [p.s. guide to start on LinkedIn in 7 steps!]