What are recruiters looking for in a CV?
The quick answer – it varies considerably from recruiter to recruiter.
Some recruiters like detail, some like brevity, some like a functional layout, most like a reverse chronology and some even like fancy graphic design.
The most important facet of working with a recruiter is to be open and willing to adjust the CV as that recruiter sees fit.
Before attempting to engage with a recruiter it’s important to gain an appreciation of the type of talent they are looking for and to appreciate how they make money. Don’t forget, recruiters aren’t there to serve you as the candidate, they are there to fill a role for their client – the hiring company.
That being said, because they benefit if you get hired, they will work for you to an extent.