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Investigating recruitment & selection - Unit 13, P2

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M 1 Comparison of the Purpose of Different Documents In this part of the assignment I will be comparing the purpose of different documents used in a selection process of Mexx. I will be identifying letter of application, application form and curriculum vitae. Later on I will be explaining the purpose of these documents as well as how interviewers might use these documents. Letter of Application A letter of application is a document sent with person's curriculum vitae in order to provide highlight all the positive aspects of the applicant and the special skills that they have. ...read more.


The bad thing is that not all letters of applications are made at a high quality and will simply be dismissed even without bothering to consider it. This is because as Mexx needs to find the right person as quick as possible it will not want to bother going through ineffective letters. That would be just a waste of company's time and money. The difference that occurs between letter of application, curriculum vitae and application form is that letter of application together with curriculum vitae is more formal than application form so that makes the whole recruiting process to be more formal and outstanding meaning that the whole recruitment process is more professional and carried out in a professional way. ...read more.


Mexx prefers paper-based application forms due to the interviewer can watch and control applicants language such as avoid him/her of using slang. Moreover, other industry related organisation use application forms during recruitment processes, however, more professional organisations prefer letter of applications and curriculum vitas. The purpose of application form is that it helps employer to compare applicants. This is because Mexx application forms contains business related questions and are segmented for particular vacancies. Application forms have a standard layout such as questions and boxes that has to be ticked or ignored if not applicable. The good thing is that it allows the employer quicker to identify the applicant and compare him/her with others. Curriculum Vitae (CV) A curriculum vitae is a written description of person's skills, qualifications, experience and work. ...read more.

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