Justin Finch

In 2001 I was part of the team which successfully launched executivesontheweb.com one of the largest executive online job boards across the globe.

My role as Operations Director has been to transform the website over the years from an executive job board to a comprehensive executive career management tool. This role has included the management of the Sales, Marketing, Customer Service and Product Development teams and has provided me with expert knowledge on the functionality of online job boards and the executive recruitment industry.

If you are seeking advice from an executive recruitment expert on how to find your next position or improve the presentation of your CV, please feel free to ask me a question.

  1. Hi Justin.

    Most job adverts these days seem to be posted by recruitment agencies. I have found it hard trying to target my applications when I don’t know what company is recruiting.

    What can I do to make sure that a recruiter passes my CV on to the employer?

    • Hi Sammi,

      The first rule of applying for jobs online is to ensure your CV and cover letter matches the requirements of the advertised role. Most CVs are rejected by recruiters within the first 20 seconds because the content is not a close enough match.

      My recommendation would be to tailor your CV and cover letter for each job application. You will benefit more from applying for 10 jobs with a tailored CV / cover letter for each application than applying for 100 jobs with the same CV / cover letter.

      I would also suggest that you follow up each application with a telephone call to confirm that your CV has been received. This will show the recruiter that you are serious about the application and provides you with an opportunity to discuss the role in greater detail.

      I hope this information is helpful.

      Thanks, Justin

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