CVs are not enough to gauge suitability

22-05-2008

CVs are not enough to gauge suitability
A job candidate's skills cannot be accurately assessed through their CV, one expert has suggested.

According to the manager of the British Psychological Society's Psychological Testing Centre, Rachel Middleton, employers are now using a "whole mix" of options when evaluating a job applicant.

She stated that bosses have "gone off" using CVs as a means of application for a vacancy.

"They're not necessarily good indicators of a person - especially CVs, as a lot of people trump them up and inflate it," Ms Middleton remarked.

Companies will use a variety of shortlisting techniques to whittle candidates down, including psychometric testing, personality and aptitude question papers and application forms, she added.

A survey by Peninsula revealed yesterday that six out of ten job applicants will put on their lucky underwear for a job interview.

And on the day of the interview 73 per cent of people will check their horoscope, reported Online Recruitment.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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