In the last post we reported on professional networks, in which perfect self-presentation is part of a successful job search. Today is all about a contrarian approach: Anonymized applications.
As the name suggests, the applications are made completely unrecognizable in this process. This means that the name and sex of the applicant do not appear in the documents. Images are not admitted. All data, which could indicate origin and age, omitted.
Commonplace in North America.
In the US, since the 60’s applications will be sent without a photo, age and gender. In German-speaking countries this is rather unusual. The HR departments still seem rather sceptical about the anonymity.… Continue