Is There Anything Less Useful Than A CV?

CV Resume straight to trash

Both hiring and job seeking are about people. You should hire based on the person. The intangibles of who they are, how they interact, the strength of the cultural fit are more important than the checklist of skills from the job posting. As a job seeker your number one concern should be:

Do I want to work with these people, in this environment, every day?

Your CV doesn’t tell the prospective employer any of that. It certainly doesn’t help the job seeker learn anything about the people and culture of the company. So what is the point?

The question isn’t do you need the skills I have, it is do you need me

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