Large Retail Employers Don’t Want CVs…

…according to the input of Retail Sector members of the Association of Graduate Recruiters at a meeting with Careers Advisers’ representatives last month.

They felt it is particularly important to understand that larger companies only have an online application system and do not accept CVs.


A “Please see my CV” response to questions on the online application has been a recurrent problem for them. Recruiters also say that the questions asked on applications should be approached just as intensively as an interview question.


In particular Asda has noted that despite receiving 4,000 applications online, many were of poor quality and the company is still recruiting.

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