A CV is your first foot in the door with either an employer or recruiter, and it is this which your merely judged on before progressing to the next step. You could have the ideal experience and skills for a role but if your CV doesn't match up you could see yourself rejected for the perfect job.
With the use of LinkedIn you can upload work examples, links and even have references which will all build up your profile and give more of an idea to what sort of person they are dealing with.
Networking events are therefore another important aspect of getting a good profile behind yourself. Within an industry there will be past employers or colleagues that will be able to comment on your skills or personality and the more there are that know you the more people will find out about you - just make sure its positive!
While CVs can undoubtedly tell you a lot about a jobseeker, they don’t tell you the whole story. There is often a huge amount of missing information, particularly around their soft skills and potential fit within an organisation. An excellent candidate can also very easily find themselves on the ‘no’ pile for the wrong reasons, for example someone who has moved sectors or roles several times. Employers should not dismiss those pursuing roles outside their usual career route because they lack industry experience. I see a varied career path as a sign that a candidate is motivated and has the ambition to step outside their comfort zone. However, too often the CV can portray this move as someone who looks like they do not know what they want.