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CV analysis


Although you may be pleased to receive a large number of responses, it can be difficult and time-consuming to sort through all the CVs effectively.

Here is what to consider when assessing whether an applicant is suitable for the role. By using the ones most relevant to your vacancy, you should be able to swiftly extract the vital information you need from each of the applicants' CVs.

Key skills and achievements

  • Do their key skills correlate with the job and how would their skills benefit you?
  • Have they shown that they can set goals and achieve them?
  • What makes them unique? Have they been involved in other studies, activities?
  • Have they travelled or gained worldly experience?


Qualifications and education

  • Do they have the academic background needed to complete the job?
  • What have they done to develop their skills further?
  • Have they exemplified a professional standard in their studies?


Previous employment

  • What work experience did they gain?
  • Have they given a reason for leaving their current position?
  • Who have they worked for and how long have they been with each employer?
  • Consider organisation size, location and nature of the business
  • What were their responsibilities in their position and who did they report to?
  • What clients have they worked with?
  • Have they put forward any initiatives?
  • What successes have they achieved?
  • Have they been unemployed for a long duration?
  • Do they have any grounding or administrative skills that would help them in the position?
  • Were they capable of working and studying at the same time?

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