It could be extremely de-motivating when you see all your efforts going in a void. Job hunt process is cumbersome for sure and not been aware of what actually recruiters want in your resume is even more troubling and annoying. If you belong to one of them, read this post. I have mentioned pointers that can really help to know what recruiters see and want while glancing and reviewing a CV.
• Job changes – Though, it always feel good to change a lot of jobs in search for better and highly paying and leading companies, but it could also hamper your resume no matter how much well drafted and written it is. A candidate who keeps on exploring and hopping from one job to other frequently, is actually labelled as a ‘Hopper’ by recruiters leading to instability and inconsistency in the entire career track. It is advised to be a little stable in your jobs, so choose wisely whatever you are picking.
• Gaps and breaks in the employment period – It could be dismay to know that when an employer looks a breach in your career, he/she simply puts red signal to it and it goes in bin most of the times. It is considered that a break in a career means that the candidate is unemployed due to xyz reason, or could have troubles in personal life. A gap of few months is fine but if it is of years, it raises concerns.
• Poorly drafted CV – It is another important turn off for recruiters and employers. A poorly drafted or badly written CV is a big no-no for recruiters. If your CV is been mailed to a potential company, and it is presented in bad layout and is unprofessional, there is high probability that it will not get shortlisted for next round. The basic turn offs involve unappealing format, too much colours, poor alignment, no depiction of skills, experience, expertise, specialization, or grammar issues etc.