The CV of the Future will tell Employers Who You Are - Not Just What You have Done.




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The CV of the Future will tell Employers Who You Are - Not Just What You have Done.


 

Who is reading your CV when you applied for that role?  The fortunate candidate will have his or her resume read first by a human being; even then, the average hiring manager only spends six seconds (pdf) sizing up each candidate. More typically, a resume will first be read by an applicant tracking system or ATS, software that’s programmed to search for combinations of keywords—and to spit out resumes that don’t meet the criteria. For many large employers, the resume exists only to identify reasons to disqualify candidates and thin the applicant pool.

 

 

Assessments are starting to be more the norm - whether it is a full psychometric test or specific testing for attributes and skills that are specific to a role (e.g a sales position).   

 

 

And the really big question - is a CV still needed?  Or is there something else that says what you have done and how well you executed the requirements of the role.  Could everyone just have a secure LinkedIn account - and that would be it?  What about using blockchain?

 

 

Whatever the answer the changing world of AI, Robotics, Blockchain are changing what is a good CV.

 

 

A great article by Quartz at Work - one of my must reads as it tells the history of the humble CV through to what can happen in the future.  

 

 

Comments by Mary Sue Rogers


 

 

Posted on : 2018/09/06





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