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High Impact CVs: 52 brilliant ideas for making your résumé sensational by John Middleton

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Always popular in the public and voluntary sectors, private companies are increasingly using application forms as a way of acquiring behavioural information about candidates.

For the job-hunter, application forms are a pain in the butt. You spend hours honing and refining your CV so that it makes your optimal business case for an interview only to find that your next potential employer isn’t interested in seeing it.

However, from the point of view of many recruiters, advertisements that invite CVs these days are more likely to attract too many applications. In contrast, advertisements that ask for an application form to be completed typically have a lower response rate. So, from an organisation’s perspective application ...

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