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Recruitment Habits Survey: The Results Are In

Four candidates competing for one position.From 18th December 2014 to 4th February 2015, CVid published a short survey focusing on recruitment habits.

The purpose of the survey was to gain valuable insights into the recruitment habits of various businesses and to discover how companies go about selecting the right candidate for the job.

We were inundated with responses, and have put together a comprehensive downloadable report to show some of the survey’s many interesting findings.

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What is a Video CV?

Professional Girl Recording a Video CV
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A traditional curriculum vitae is a very broad and general overview of an individual’s qualifications, education, and professional or relevant experience. It is a Latin term that can be loosely translated to mean the course of one’s life. Over the years, as competition for interviews has increased, people have become skilled at creating CV’s that can seem too good to be true. Non-fiction has become fiction and recruiters are often left having to cross reference other sources and unfortunately have no sense of the personality behind the CV.  This is frustrating for both candidates – who may find themselves missing out on an interview – and recruiters – who may find themselves wasting time interviewing people that are not quite right for the role.

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