Online based applications have many advantages. Its makes
applying for jobs easier as you can apply from anytime anywhere as long as you
have internet access. It allows you to answer more targeted, specific and
in-depth informational questions from the candidate which you wouldn’t normally
get from a standard CV. Another advantage is that you can have a lot more time
to think about the questions your answering which will improve your chance with
getting the interview.
The cons of online
hiring involve missing out on qualified candidates, some candidates may not
want to take the time to apply for an online application or may not be confident
enough with the security of an online application. There’s always the
possibility that the application system may operate slowly or lose information
during the submission process. Another disadvantage is Without the opportunity
for the employer to hold a face to face
interview or a telephone interview , it can be difficult to determine if the
candidate will be a good fit and the right person for the company and role.
Paper application forms
sometimes can be better than the online application forms. Paper applications,
are generally shorter then online applications, they are easier to fill out,
you normally would hand in the application along with your CV in person to
someone who works there or manager, the manager might even offer you an
interview right there on the spot and you could be working as quick as the
following week. The online applications can take time to go through the
company’s system, until it gets submitted and sent to the employer.
If the manager is busy, and
has another employee take the application they can easily lose it or can be too
lazy to hand it in. Another con can be some people write messy, and your
handwriting is visible on an application form. Online applications are done by
typing, so employers don’t see what your hand writing looks like.
A CV is an essential, CV
means Curriculum Vitae, it is a
great way to put all your personal details, key skills, education and
qualifications, work experience and your hobbies and interests in one place, it
shows the employers a better picture of
who you are and your professional skills. A CV is
normally tailored for a specific job role which means you can have more than
one CV depending on what job you’re going for.
The cons of just sending
a CV application to employers is that it is more likely more people will apply
as its easier and less time consuming if you already have a CV made. The
employers normally receive many CV applications for a job which has been
advertised so you have less of a chance of the employer seeing your CV and you
getting an interview. Another disadvantage is you may not get a true sense if
the candidate is suitable and has the skills for the job required to perform their role. Gaps can also be
hidden more easily and you may end up interviewing an unsuitable candidate.