Archaic in nature, the CV doesn’t quite do people justice these days does it? Here are the issues we have with it.
A CV doesn’t showcase your personality
It’s passive leading to downplaying of achievements
It doesn’t account for life events
In short you lose the complete picture of someone’s life that’s shaped their ability. Recruiters will look at most recent employment, and with the average recruiter looking at a CV for just five-seven seconds, it doesn't give you much of a chance to explain the charity work you’ve been committed to for five years or the apprenticeship scheme with a leading industry figure three years ago. That's why we always like you to pick up the phone and call us, so we can hear about all of your experiences.
It doesn’t protect you against bias
If you’re over 50, you’ll have a long work history of experience and knowledge which should be something to shout about. But to certain biased employers they could jump to the wrong conclusion that your older years mean you’re disconnected to the industry. Of course, we'd neevr work with companies that are like that, but it is just another reason why the CV is becoming a bit of a detriment.
It’s far too easy to embellish
We’re still debating what the right resolution is to ditching the CV altogether. With video CVs on the rise, could the SnapChat CV take off? The jury is still out on this one.