5 Tips for Choosing the Best Candidates for Interviews from a CV

Recruitment is one of the top five challenges HR expects to face over the coming years. 


A crucial part of the recruitment process is identifying the best talent to progress to the next recruitment stage from a CV. This is especially challenging when you receive a large number of CVs. However, there are two things that can set you up for success: having a structured process and considering key factors. With these two things, you can identify the most qualified and suitable candidates for your organisation. 


So what does this look like practically? Here are some tips for picking the best candidates for interviews from a CV:


  • Define your job requirements and qualifications. Before you start reviewing CVs, it’s important to have a clear understanding of the skills, experiences, and qualifications that are required for the role. This will help you identify the candidates who are the best fit for the position and your organization.


  • Use a CV screening checklist. A CV screening checklist can help you quickly and efficiently evaluate the candidates’ resumes and determine which ones meet your requirements. This can include factors such as education, work experience, skills, and achievements.


  • Consider the candidates’ achievements and responsibilities. In addition to the basic information on their CVs, pay attention to the achievements and responsibilities the candidates have listed. This can give you a better understanding of their capabilities and potential fit for the role.


  • Look for candidates with transferable skills. While it’s important to consider candidates who have direct experience in the role, don’t discount those who have transferable skills that can be applied to the position. These candidates may be able to quickly adapt to the role and bring a fresh perspective to the team.


  • Check references and conduct background checks. Before making a final decision, it’s a good idea to check the candidates’ references and conduct background checks to confirm their qualifications and experiences. This can help ensure that you’re making an informed hiring decision.


If you’d like some expert support finding great candidates for your current vacancies get in touch with us. ABL Recruitment is the UK’s leading multilingual recruitment agency. We’ll fast-track the process for you, sift through CVs and deliver excellent candidates that suit all your evolving requirements. Please email us at info@ablrecruitment.com or call us on 020 7092 3939 to brainstorm the options.