Perhaps you have already wondered, why on earth are we still receiving CV's, when applicants can leave their details through online softwares, share their social media profiles or online portfolios with the recruiters?

This question is troubling many recruiters (especially tech savvy ones), since digitalisation has changed the way entire human resource sector operates and manages recruitment processes.

There are softwares that can predict how well an applicant can suit the open position, evaluating the information they've submitted online. For an average job seeker, this might sound unfair, if there is a robot deciding if they are qualified enough to fill in the open position, but thanks to technology, recruitment processes can be fast and efficient - just imagine the amount of applications an enterprise such as Google or Apple might be receiving on daily basis!

In addition to these softwares, we have social media profiles. If an applicant is trying to reach out to hiring managers, they will make sure their social media presence is decent and profile is up to date. Social hiring is becoming a growing trend, since the amount of social media users is growing rapidly. Job seekers and job hoppers (millennial's looking for new opportunities) are aware, that recruiters are watching and might contact any given day…

And for standing out, we have candidates who create online portfolios. With a single click, the recruiter can jump into the world seen through the candidate's eyes. Videos, images, blogs, personal branding and storytelling is part of process to get hired and remembered.

So why are we still making applicants send us CV's?

Is it just an old habit that we haven't been able to stop?

Chatting with colleagues, we are predicting that sending a copy of a CV will diewithin few years. There are still millions of organisations that are not using recruitment softwares, and of course for job seekers, not everyone is capable to create an appealing portfolio, but to be honest, it is slowly becoming a must, if they want to get hired.

As for recruiters, it is you who need to make the first move, and ditch that CV request - the change is happening, and even YOU need to stand out as someone who’s looking for a hire.

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