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VICE, Tuesday 31 May 2022: OTT Job Applications Are on the Rise. Do They Even Work?

Coverage: VICE ‘OTT Job Applications Are on the Rise Do They Even Work?’

Victoria McLean, CEO of City CV, a career consultancy firm helping graduates improve their CVs and develop their careers, featured in VICE to talk about if creative job applications are worth it..

“The majority of graduates are massively struggling,” Victoria McLean, CEO of City CV, a career consultancy firm helping graduates improve their CVs and develop their careers, says. “We hear in the news about how there are a million job vacancies right now, but the reality is that these aren’t necessarily the jobs graduates want.” .

“Fundamentally, your CV might look cool, but say its content isn’t strong enough, it hasn’t been proofread and it has typos, you’re not going to get an interview.”

While McLean believes it would be more valuable for applicants to spend their time expanding their networks, developing relevant skills and showing a commitment to their profession outside of work, she admits that some may be lucky and extra effort could, in a small percentage of cases, swing an interview.

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