Interesting article about what recruiters are looking for beyond the CV.
When conducting my own face to face interviews the client and the cultural fit of the individual is always at the front of my mind.
Once I have gauged the level of experience I always focus on leadership qualities, how they adapt to change and ultimately how they will get on with the line manager in question.
What do you look out for when interviewing?
A great suit? A strong handshake? What is a recruiter really looking for when they meet you? What they’re looking for is you. Not the ‘you’ in your CV but the other one. The one with motivations, successes, strengths, weaknesses. The real you. Of course they’re looking for the basic essentials: your skills, experience and whether these are a good match for the current opportunities they have at hand and the organisations they work with. But much of this can be gauged from reading your CV or LinkedIn profile and what recruiters really want is the information that lies beyond that, the elements that have a much greater bearing on recommending you for a role.