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Does Applying Online Hurt Chances of Getting an Interview?

(4 Posts)
lljkk Fri 05-Oct-12 14:06:13

It's a County Council job, if that makes any difference.
Online seems so straightforward, but I wondered if maybe... the online applications got taken less seriously, or maybe fewer or less able people filtered thru them.

I can cut and paste info from my CV, so same info as appears on my CV, but maybe not presented as nicely(?)

What do you think?

MrClaypole Fri 05-Oct-12 14:10:03

Hi there,

I'm an HR person and do a lot of recruitment. Applying online will not affect your chances, it is actually a good chance to show your computer skills.

HTH and good luck.

lljkk Fri 05-Oct-12 15:56:50

Applying online actually a good chance to show your computer skills.

Ooh, I that's a good thought.
I suppose I just wondered how fuddy duddy some of the people involved might be (not you obviously). I used to work in Universities, & once considered a job at Cambridge University. They wanted applicant to send in 5 copies of everything. I remember thinking "Does nobody there know how to use a photocopier?" hmm

Thanks for response!

FireOverBabylon Fri 05-Oct-12 16:03:39

IIjkk I think that tells you more about Cambridge University than it does about applying for jobs. A lot of public sector jos are online only applications now. Go for it.

Oh, and fingers crossed you get the job!

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