Employers favouring electronic CVs

first_imgEmployers favouring electronic CVsOn 9 Apr 2002 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Employers are increasingly rejecting paper CVs in favour of electronicversions according to a survey of more than 400 recruiters. Nearly 80 per cent of respondents surveyed by reed.co.uk reveal that if theyhad to choose between two equal candidates, one with a paper CV and one with anelectronic version, they would pick the electronic one first every time. Nearly two-thirds of recruiters polled, made up of both companies andrecruitment agencies, claim they would favour people with electronic CVs whenselecting for interview. The majority of respondents think it is faster and more efficient to dealwith electronic CVs whether they arrive by e-mail, through a company’s ownwebsite, or from external internet job site. A third of recruiters jump to theconclusion that candidates with paper CVs are computer illiterate and behindthe times. Increasingly, job seekers favour the electronic route if given the choice.Two out of five recruiters report that they receive more than 90 per cent ofCVs electronically. Paul Rapcioli, director of reed.co.uk, commented: “Not only do mostrecruiters receive more than three-quarters of all CVs electronically, it isactually the paper ones which are most likely to be binned.” The research finds that London-based recruiters are the most reliant ontechnology, with 44 per cent receiving more than 90 per cent of their CVselectronically, closely followed by the South West with 42 per cent andScotland with 40 per cent. www.reed.co.uk Previous Article Next Articlelast_img

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