Taken from Linkedin article by CV and Career Expert, Sarah Berry.
People simply don’t read CVs these days – hard truth.
If you define “reading” as starting in the left hand corner and working in a sequential order from word to word to gather meaning like a book – people don’t read CVs.
People Scan CVs
What they do instead is scan CVs looking for fixation points. Once they find a fixation point, they either read either side of it to find out more or move to another fixation point.
What do they do if a fixation point doesn’t show up?
What happens if they don’t find a fixation point? Simple they discard that CV and move to another.