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Photos are a no-no!

For many years we have advised candidates against using PDFs as a way of sending CVs. Now that systems have become more sophisticated, the process is a lot easier and nobody minds the format too much.

Except if you scan a printed CV as an image and send it to us as a PDF. In time software will be able to deal with this, and convert your picture to text, but that technology is not automatic enough yet. So by sending what are essentially a couple of photos of your CV to us, you cause us and other recruiters considerable problems. Your details will not automatically be read, the text will not automatically be understood and systems will not automatically find you. It is much better to send us the word processed original than a PDF in this way. Because if our computer can't read it you go to the back of the queue. And if we're busy you may never get to the front.


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