If you think about it, the CV is a very limited and limiting document.  It’s a candidate’s opportunity to tell us exactly what they think we want to hear and we should see it for what it is – a sales document for the candidate. Now, if a candidate has a really well put together, well written CV it really doesn’t tell us much about them at all – it may well be that a friend, family member or a recruiter with too much time on their hands has written it for them. Conversely, if a candidate has a poorly put together CV it doesn’t necessarily tell us a lot about their ability to ‘do the job’.  So take CV’s with a big pinch of salt – we’ll all have seen great temps with rubbish CV’s and awful temps with amazing CV’s. Make sure you qualify the candidate and at most use the CV as a supporting document for that conversation