Recruiter pet peeves

Here are tips to get on a recruiter’s good side and hopefully help land the job you want. Photo by: Devex

Understanding what recruiters want is a challenge for all job seekers. Recognizing recruiters are often the gatekeepers between you and the job, knowing what they look for and how to impress them should be part of any job search strategy. Check out these 5 things recruiters are dying to tell you about your CV and tips on how to prepare for a chat with a recruiter to get started.

But what about the things that turn a recruiter off? Don’t let these six recruiter pet peeves jeopardize your chances of winning them over and landing your dream job.

1. Leaving off important details on your CV

Almost every recruiter I know has a story about receiving the perfect CV for a vacancy, but then hitting a wall when the contact information can’t be found anywhere in the document.

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This article was last updated on 14 November 2017

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    Kate Warren

    Kate Warren is Executive Vice President and resident talent and careers guru at Devex. With 15 years of global development recruitment experience advising international NGOs, consulting firms, and donor agencies, she has a finger on the pulse of hiring trends across the industry and insider knowledge on what it takes to break in.