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Fuck me, this is depressing.
to enter into a JV with some techie people for one of our recruitement businesses right now. It's kind of where the industry is oging,sadly.
Like picking out anyone who uses 'stakeholders' or similar and immediately mailbombing them.
It just means the cliched tosspots who churn out meaningless buzzwords on their CVs win.
I might put keywords on my CV though...
This technology can be used to specifically filter out people who use meaningless buzzwords rather than more specific relevant terms.
that'll teach her to actually check what she is sending and make it relevant for the job
that's why it's best to keep it one page and filled to the brim with positive and assertive buzzwords.
I know that the majority of people I know who look threw CVs just scan threw looking for certain words. Thats why some people get thrown interviews all the time and other more qualified people don't get any at all.
or managed instead of management or whatever...
."Wilma Tucker, from Right Management, says job hunters should consider including a section upfront actually called Keywords."
I actually like the sound of this. It would be much better if you could have stage 1 of a job application as just a short para or even a sentence about yourself, heck maybe even just a collection of keywords like they say, and then if you pass that stage THEN do the massively time consuming and soul destroying application.
I'd just rather a person read it. Or, as you say, they could screen people out before they'd had to do the application...
It will be skimmed and scanned for important information, by a manager who's got millions of things to do and for whom recruitment is a pain in the arse.
This is merely a tool that will help them with this.
So long as it's done intelligently. Just like all types of recruitment.
Whenever I've done recruitment/interviews I've not actually read anyone's CV/application in detail. No-one does.
No need for fearmongering on this one.
companies asking those applying for jobs to send a passport photo with their CV.
I mean, it's frowned upon to even put your age or date of birth on a CV now, so how the fuck do they get away with that?
And printed them out on coloured sugar paper.
He was inundated with job offers without interviews
that it's easier to associate a CV with a candidate if you can see their picture, but that only really applies once you've interviewed them
Since I'm basically guaranteed to get an interview on the strength of my professionally taken headshot anyway.
Even if a company doesn't do that, they probably have an HR person doing the same thing (scanning for words) who knows fuck all about how you do your job.
If you're not writing your CV with this in mind, then you need some advice on how to write a CV.
I just think it's depressing that's how recruitment works now.
IT recruitment always has.
(haven't clicked the link)