I have encountered many people using the term "pass" in recruiting. Each time, the person believed they were making a clear statement. Roughly half of them mean "I don't like this one, pass" (as one might say when playing cards). The rest mean "I like this one, please pass him or her to the next round" (as the term is used in quality control). Each group is surprised to learn about the existence of the other.
I now insist that recruiting feedback never use the ambiguous term "pass." Useful terms to replace it are "proceed" and "no hire." "Proceed" makes it clear that the candidate is moving to the next round, as opposed to "hire" which may convey a stronger meaning of "make an offer now."
Simply using "yes" and "no" may suffice in some contexts, such as your example of labeling CVs.