Why am I constantly asked to send my latest CV when it's right in front of them? Why am I constantly asked to send my latest CV when it's right in front of them?
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    Default Why am I constantly asked to send my latest CV when it's right in front of them?

    What's with recruiters asking for the latest CV? I mean I get that they need it but "please send over your latest CV" is kind of the opening line of every recruiter I speak to. Even though I've just applied for a position, and obviously attached my latest CV to the application (and they're calling me using the number on my CV!!). Is it just how they say g'mornin' or is there some deep and sinister meaning that I'm unaware of?

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    they are hoping for one with references on!

    Probably they can't detach the CV from the application system so want it as an attachment in a mail.
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    Because they get CV's from job boards, off their systems etc and they are often out of date. It is also an opportunity for you to send the best tailored one for the role and just not your generic one. They call me off the number they got of my CV's that are 2 years out of date. It's hardly a big deal.
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    Because they have to pay the job boards to download your cv.
    They get your contact details off an old cv, or you are in their database for some reason.
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    Quote Originally Posted by northernladuk View Post
    Because they get CV's from job boards, off their systems etc and they are often out of date. It is also an opportunity for you to send the best tailored one for the role and just not your generic one. They call me off the number they got of my CV's that are 2 years out of date. It's hardly a big deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doodab View Post
    It's a test. If you can't deal with thicko agents you've got no chance when it comes to the customers.
    lol. That rings so true.

    I have a simple web page with my CV available as a PDF download, I put a URL in my profiles on the various job boards, I put a clickable link to it from my LinkedIn profile, Google my name and 'CV' and it's #1 hit, and even the PDF itself has a clickable link to download the latest version - yet agents still feel the need to ask for an updated copy.

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