By Ms. Urooj Iqbal
I am Chief Headhunting Officer with Ashraf Chaudhry Associates. Since December 2015, I have been intensely involved in recruitment activity for many multinationals and local blue-chip companies for a wide range of positions from entry level to heads of department. How do I work?
A client gives us a brief about profile of the position along with potential package clearly stating their preferences and biases as you may call. We advertise the position at our social media channels (Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter) and we get a large number of CVs. My team downloads CVs and shares the folder with me for initial screening. Would you believe I select 20 CVs out of 200 in just 30 minutes? How much time per CV? Around 9 seconds!! I am neither unjust nor careless while rejecting 180 job seekers’ profiles. After doing this initial screening, I thoroughly read rest of the CVs to see relevance of profiles of candidates with job profile of my client. I reject 5 more CVs after thorough analysis. Now we contact 15 people for initial interview. Some don’t appear and some don’t click. We are left with 5 profiles that we forward to client for interview. My success ratio is almost 90%. People recommended by me and Mr. Ashraf Chaudhry have high rate of success with clients. For some senior positions, Mr. Ashraf Chaudhry personally coaches the candidates on attitude, protocols and dress codes.
You might be wondering what do I look for in the CVs while doing initial screening. I and all other recruiters and headhunters follow the same practice. Recruiters throw CVs in recycle bin because of the following reasons.
Is your CV worthy of being shortlisted? Just e-mail me your CV and my team will analyze it. Professional analysis is 100% free. Send your CV at firstname.lastname@example.org
My Brief Introduction: I am a Telecom Engineer and an MBA with majors in Human Resources from IoBM, Karachi. I work closely with my clients to provide them best human resource. I am passionate learner and open net-worker. You can join me at LinkedIn.
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