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To expect more or less all job applications to be in an electronic form?

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ViciousSquirrelSpotter · 31/05/2007 22:06

I mean FGS.

I'm expected to use pen and paper now am I? I just can't do that anymore, I'm too old and get too tired to write straight...

And I wouldn't mind, but it's for a communications job.

Hardly sends out the message that this lot are cutting edge...

Not sure I can be arsed. Maybe it's a really clever way of rooting out the can't be arsed.

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Nightynight · 31/05/2007 22:47

they are clearly going to analyse your handwriting to see if you are suitable for the job?


ViciousSquirrelSpotter · 01/06/2007 11:18


They'll be feeling my headbumps as well

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Furrymummy · 01/06/2007 11:36

To some extent you are, but can see your point.
As an employer I insist on handwritten applications as well as a CV. There are plenty of occasions when information needs to be recorded by hand, and I want to be able to satisfy myself that a potential employee can write clearly and legibly and that their spelling and grammar is at an acceptable level, as handwritten information (for example on log sheets) must be clearly presented for audit purposes.
I work in a laboratory and some of our analysis is handwritten and then entered onto the computer, and not necessarily by the same person. Plus our network is totally sh!t so I'd be a bit b*ggered if I relied solely on computer entry of data!


Furrymummy · 01/06/2007 11:38

Also, if you present me with a typed application, where's the evidence that you actually typed it?
One thing that I do is compare the handwriting on an application forms to other forms that they complete in my presence so that I can verify that they have written it themselves.


ViciousSquirrelSpotter · 01/06/2007 11:45

That I can see ther logic of tbh

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