I sent a lot of cvs speculatively to employers in May 2018.
I received the usual formulaic drivel ' we dont have anything suitable at the current time..... We will keep your cv under reference for suitable junior positions .... we will contact you if anything suitable materialises'.
I am currently studying my Masters and I wonder if these cvs sent almost 1.5 years ago would have been deleted under GDPR? How long are cvs kept on file, if indeed they are?! The industry I refer to is investment banking and boutique banking firms.
I have tried looking it up online but couldn't find a straight answer.
I could just re-send my cv but it is a lot of effort writing cover letters, especially if they still have my cv as other than commencing my masters nothing has significantly changed.
EDIT: Intersting responses. So since GDPR all firms are asking for explicit consent to keep cvs on file? Can anyone include a sample rejection asking for consent to get an idea.