Our head of intern recruitment Anoushka Dossa spoke to Jordan Page for their recent article on the rise of ‘OTT’ job applications, discussing whether or not they are ‘worth it’, in VICE.
Speaking on how branded CVs and cover letters, and even gifts, can affect under-represented groups when applying to jobs, Anoushka said:
“A candidate’s chances should not be improved by how much they spend on printing or presenting their application,” Dossa argues. She continues that this immediately puts applicants from more privileged backgrounds at an unfair advantage and that instead, graduates can display their passion by showcasing the fresh perspectives and ideas they can bring to an organisation.
Read the article.