The problem

Talk to any professional recruiting for an open position, and they will most likely mention the number of CVs they get for every available opportunity. So, the question is, how will your CV stand out? What can you do to ensure your CV gets selected for the interview rounds and doesn't end up in the trash can?

The solution - make it easy, make it professional, make it error-free

At the least, make it easy! Make it easy for the recruiting professional to take your case forward. Make it easy for the hiring team to cut short the time to scan and screen and select you for the process.

How? Examples?

If you have noticed, what do people in modeling or the art industry do when looking for an opportunity? Do they send just their CV? No. Do professionals in the music industry send their CVs only? No. They carry and share their "portfolio" that demonstrates their skills. Then the question is, why not everybody else in every other field?

For a moment, let us talk about the IT industry. Assume you are applying for a software engineer role at a company. You took out your CV, added some details hurriedly and sent it to the hiring manager or recruiting professional. So far, so good. Could be good, could be not.

So,what would you need to do to ensure your CV gets attention and you get a call for screening or, say, no screening at all?

First things first, get your basics right. Is your CV readable? Is it concise but has got all the relevant information? Is it too big to read and you need to shorten it? And most importantly is it grammatically correct? No spelling mistakes.

Second part is you being able to clearly and quickly demonstrate your skills. Now, what can be the portfolio for your software skills? How can you demonstrate those skills? Do you code? Use Github, Bitbucket etc. to host your code and share the link.

Read the article below specifically on what to demo and how to demo when sharing your source code on a public repository.