Online based applications have many advantages. Its makes applying for jobs easier as you can apply from anytime anywhere as long as you have internet access. It allows you to answer more targeted, specific and in-depth informational questions from the candidate which you wouldn’t normally get from a standard CV. Another advantage is that you can have a lot more time to think about the questions your answering which will improve your chance with getting the interview. The cons of online hiring involve missing out on qualified candidates, some candidates may not want to take the time or may not be confident enough with the security of an online application. There’s always the possibility that your application system may operate slowly or lose information during the submission process. Another disadvantage is Without the opportunity for the employer to hold telephone or face to face interviews, it can be difficult to determine if the candidate will be a good fit and the right person for the company and role.Paper application forms sometimes can be better than the online application forms. Paper applications, are generally shorter then online applications, they are easier to fill out, you normally would hand in the application along with your CV in person to someone who works there or manager, the manager might even offer you an interview right there on the spot and you could be working as quick as the following week. The online applications can take time to go through the company’s system, until it gets submitted and sent to the employer. If the manager is busy, and has another employee take the application they can easily lose it or can be too lazy to hand it in. Another con can be some people write messy, and your handwriting is visible on an application form. Online applications are done by typing, so employers don’t see what your hand writing looks like.A CV is an essential, CV means Curriculum Vitae, it is a great way to put all your personal details, key skills, education and qualifications, work experience and your hobbies and interests in one place, it shows the employers a better picture of who you are and your professional skills. A CV is normally tailored for a specific job role which means you can have more than one CV depending on what job you’re going for. The cons of just sending a CV application to employers is that it is more likely more people will apply as its easier and less time consuming if you already have a CV made. The employers normally receive many CV applications for a job which has been advertised so you have less of a chance of the employer seeing your CV and you getting an interview. Another disadvantage is you may not get a true sense if the candidate is suitable and has the skills for the job required to perform their role. Gaps can also be hidden more easily and you may end up interviewing an unsuitable candidate.