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    And by that I mean, after you've had your interview. Is it the case that employers generally use the CV just as a screening tool to decide whether you get an interview or not, and then assess you at the interview and make a decision based on that alone, or do you think that they take the CV into account along with your interview performance and judge it all together?
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    There's no way there can possibly be a general answer to that question, it depends massively on the job, the person, etc. Two extreme examples each way would be:

    1. The fast track civil service scheme mostly just ignores your CV and instead looks at how well you do on their assesment days. The same with armed forces selection days.
    2. Funded PhD positions largely don't care about interviews and go entirely on your academic performance

    As far as computing goes (seeing as that's what you intend to study), jobs which require ultra-hardcore-clever programming people will care a whole lot about your CV and grades etc, jobs which require a whole load of customer contact and dealing with people will care much less about your CV and much more about your personality.
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    (Original post by Azimuth)
    And by that I mean, is it the case that employers generally use the CV just as a screening tool to decide whether you get an interview or not, and then assess you at the interview and make a decision based on that alone, or do you think that they take the CV into account along with your interview performance and judge it all together?
    They take everything they know about you into account. It doesn't matter where they have found that information from, your CV, interview, aptitude tests, references, background checks etc.
 
 
 
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