Imagine a situation. You are holding a post of a recruiter in a company. And in front of you are CVs of potential candidates. If 2 of the CVs show an academic background of candidates who have only passed the matriculation examination, the CVs automatically get rejected. Absolutely no consideration is then given to the skill sets and the capabilities of the candidate. This is the power that CVs today have in preliminary screening of candidates. In the initial round of shortlisting or eliminating candidates, CVs play a major role.