Publicise widely and seek submissions of CVs

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Principle 2

Publicise widely and seek submissions of CVs

Usual process in larger organisations or where an organisation wishes to attract individuals from a wider geographical area or individuals with particular experience or expertise who may not already be known to the organisation.


  • Allows both candidates known and those new to the organisation to apply and be considered
  • Gives an overview of candidates’ skills and experience
  • Allows for the setting of a deadline for CVs to be received
  • Helps create a pool of candidates to select from
  • Candidates can be asked for references


  • Some applicants and some organisations may find the formality off-putting
  • CVs can be of varying detail and quality and may not present candidates in equal light
  • CVs do not necessarily address the criteria that have been set by the organisation
  • May disadvantage those for whom English is not their first language or those with a disability