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    I thought, or was led to understand, that many CV's have to be presented by agencies with no details of sex/name/age on them these days because of the data protection shenanigans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost It View Post
    I thought, or was led to understand, that many CV's have to be presented by agencies with no details of sex/name/age on them these days because of the data protection shenanigans?
    They remove contact details to reduce the risk of the client contacting you directly. It has little to no bearing on GDPR, as by virtue of applying for a job, we give consent for an agent / client to contact us about the job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost It View Post
    I thought, or was led to understand, that many CV's have to be presented by agencies with no details of sex/name/age on them these days because of the data protection shenanigans?
    The often remove age and sex to avoid discrimination....

    But they will leave in the names so people can ensure they get the right 'quota' of foreign sounding people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    The often remove age and sex to avoid discrimination....

    But they will leave in the names so people can ensure they get the right 'quota' of foreign sounding people.
    They'll leave the names in so that clients can ask for someone by name. It's not about your imaginary quotas or real xenophobia.
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    Quote Originally Posted by original PM View Post
    The often remove age and sex to avoid discrimination....

    But they will leave in the names so people can ensure they get the right 'quota' of foreign sounding people.
    I've seen names being left on CVs. I am British-born, but have a Hungarian surname, so maybe I've been a diversity hire in the past

    Leaving names on a CV leaves savvy clients open to contacting contractors directly via LinkedIn / a Google search. I have never seen this, though - and tbh, I would probably think less of a client that did it - plus its against most contract terms / agreements.

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    There's a story of a prospective AirBnb employee who really wanted to work with the company, got interviews but no further so they made an online resume with a focus on how they'd help the company grow rather than their past achievements, got in the news in the Independent here, if you make a one-page online resume, not just a resume but also a sales page for yourself almost how you can help people get from X to Y, can really help stand out from the crowd. Also tried psychometric tests, free ones like these it's general reasoning skills but when you get a curve ball interview question thought they might help, peace.
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