What Recruiters Will Not Be Looking For In Your Consulting CV


Planning for your consulting CV is as looking at how to prepare for case interviews. Most of the resources providing information on adequately preparing the perfect consulting resume will generally offer you a number of tips and guidelines on what to typically include in your Resume. Most information will assist you in improving your chances of successfully making it through the screening phase.

While most resources advise on what to include, it is just as important to know what information recruiters will not be looking or and most often overlook. This will enable you to prepare a concise, objective driven resume.

Exclude Redundant Information

On some points, less is better. While briefly including a few points on topics like hobbies, etc. going into detail or explaining unnecessary information attaches no value to your resume. Chances are that it like takes away from the effectiveness of the information and important skills.

It is equally important that your resume should flow. Simply include information that can enhance or support skills and knowledge that add value. For instance, you can list hobbies that can provide the recruiter and better understanding of your soft skills like communication, leadership or persuading skills.

Don’t Oversell Your Experience

Recruiters are not interested in the basic computer skills course you took right out of high school. Keep your skills and experience brief and stick to including skills and information that aligns with the objective of the application. Do not include unconnected information just to enhance your skill set to try to make your CV more impressive.

Forget About Embellishments

Recruiters will be looking at the essential skills, experience and your fit for key position when scanning your CV. Frills and trimmings like the stylish font and fancy extras will not make a difference to your chances of getting through to the subsequent round of interviews. Keep your CV professional, organized and easy to follow and supply information in bulleted points. It is equally significant to make sure you follow any resume instructions included in the application.

Accomplishments vs. Responsibilities

Recruiters do not want to examine the exhaustive list of every specific responsibility you have had. Focus on accomplishments. Recruiters will be more interested in what you achieved through key responsibilities and not so much about what you did. Remember you are preparing a resume and not a job description. Keep your responsibilities brief and aligned with accomplishments.

Remember, it is not about everything you did, it is about what you achieved by doing it. Examples of aligning the accomplishments with the responsibility:

Increased sales by 18% in 3 months through redesigning lead generation software to streamline combined global website traffic.

Recruiters Are Not Looking For A Book

Recruiters are viewing thousands of applications. They do not want to page through 50 pages to read about all the experience you have gained in your lifetime. Restrict your resume to 1 or 2 pages. Keep information brief, yet detailed. Select words that will drive the meaning behind the action or accomplishment.

Tips To Follow:

– Keep things brief and focus on driving the importance or value behind the skill or experience.
– Do not over sell yourself and never include information you cannot stand 100% behind.
– Maintain focus on the objetive. Make sure that all details and information provided supports the application requirements.
– Use only the experience and skills and support the requirements set out by the firm you are applying to.