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Expert warns of visual CV dangers

Published: Thursday, 21 August 2008   Category: Career Advice

Digital age visual CVs are becoming increasingly accepted by recruiters, but bring with them a number of complications, it has been claimed.

Speaking to news resource On Rec, experts at Cobbetts LLP stated that more employees are now allowing candidates to submit their CVs in video format.

The publication states that currently four per cent of UK job applicants have adopted this method of application.

Judith Watson, head of employment for Cobbetts, warned that if this practice is widely adopted employers may leave themselves open to the risk of increased discrimination claims as they are able to view a candidate's age, gender and appearance from the start of the application process.

However, she added that if used correctly such methods could lead to a faster more efficient recruitment process.

Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Lattitude Global Volunteering, Ben Clifton, recently explained that volunteering with a reputable organisation can enhance people's CVs much more than travelling can.

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