Hello All, I was going through a thread on Nairaland and stumbled on an article responding to question on how HR’s svieve through tons of CV application and take out the best fit. Much as the post was educative, one thing stood out for me in that article but it was embedded in between the whole wrap. Submit job application early as you see the job alert.
Here is the article as published on the site:
How HR’s go through tons of application for a particular job
This is to help some of us who have been wondering how this is done and to all those who believe HR do not check CVs because of the volume. The assumption is that someone already has the job before the vacancy was posted.
For me, here is what i do:
Note: This does not represent all HR personnel mode of operation neither does it represent my organizations own.
1. When i post a vacancy to received CVs, from experience, most would be rejected because i use a screening technique that automatically sends emails that do not follow the stated instructions to spam. So those who did not follow the instructions were automatically taken to spam.
2. Those with luck who for some reasons found their way in as a result of some bug would be manually deleted by me.
Reason is that i have enough CV already and i cant start looking at someone who did not even follow instructions in the first place.
If you cannot follow instructions then you could be a bad fit.
3. The next step for me is to go from the beginning to see those who applied first (Its my own technique) then i start from there. i feel this is the only way for me to do justice. First come first served.
Thats why in the three major mistakes job seekers make, i mentioned that applicants should always apply fast: http://www.hrtechnique.com/2016/12/3-major-mistakes-job-seekers-make.html
4. i look at the contents, the structure before i even open the attachment. Your presentation matters to me.
My point is yes, we cannot look through all CVs but each HR person has a technique to ensure that fairness is implemented. how do you do it?