Stuart Gentle Publisher at Onrec

New interactive platform – Not a CV – takes recruitment from long winded and boring to fast moving and impactful

Not a CV – the new machine technology-enabled interactive recruitment platform that helps employers to make the right choice – looks set to change the face of recruitment as we know it.

The new digital platform incorporates a free psychometric and curated timeline for each candidate, allowing employers to get a ‘whole person’ view. It also connects with potential recruits in real time to speed up the recruitment process and gives employers the option to access interview questions bespoke to their role and shortlisted candidates.

Geoff Sims, Managing Director of Not a CV and former Managing Director of leading recruiter says, “Not a CV is different to anything out there. It allows both employers and job seekers to take complete control like never before – job seekers no longer need to chase individual employers or recruitment agencies by email with copies of their CV. For employers, the platform helps them clarify what they are looking for and allows them to achieve a better cultural fit by connecting them with candidates who are aligned to their purpose. 

“CVs are so tedious to trawl through and do not give you a multi-dimensional view of the candidate’s personality, skills and achievements, which means many great candidates end up getting missed. Not a CV offers candidates the chance to create a digital profile that provides a full view of your worth and is far more relevant in this digital world.”

As an experienced recruiter, Geoff knows the frustration employers feel when they think that they have found the perfect candidate only for them to get a couple of months into the role and quit. He says, “This not only costs time and a lot of money but also has the potential to ruin the employer brand. Not a CV adds a layer with the free psychometric, allowing employers to understand a candidate’s match to a particular role, team or organisation. The matching process is based purely on suitability for the role and organisation removing a layer of unconscious bias which can negatively affect hiring decisions.” 

Employers follow five simple steps with Not a CV and it is based on no engagement, no fee:

  • Employer chooses the skills required
  • Attach the psychometric profile for the role/opportunity
  • Candidates who match the role can choose to use one of their limited ‘likes’ with the employer’s opportunity
  • Employers like back or reject. They only pay for ‘mutual likes’ – this reveals the candidates full digital profile including evidence of their work, community activities, skills, psychometrics, qualifications and work history
  • Start interacting with shortlisted candidates – arrange interview / next steps

Jakub Michalewski, Chief Technology Officer at Not a CV, says, “Our aim is quality over quantity, Not a CV can do it better, quicker and cheaper because our technology will do the difficult work for recruiters and job seekers. We are leveraging the latest, cutting edge technology to make recruitment easy, our machine learning and algorithms are helping to make the best possible informed decision. All available to users in milliseconds due to scalable cloud infrastructure.”