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The resume as we know it has been in use for the last few decades, but is it really a solution any more to recognizing an individual’s talents and personality. We seemed to have evolved as a society – but our resumes have not.
A lot has happened in the last few decades. The internet has transformed into a web of semantics, and is now much more mature and secure than it has ever been. With digital stalwarts like Google the internet has much more personality than it ever did in the past.
Now take the example of your good old paper resume. Apart from the information that you feed into it – how much more can you connect? I can’t access my facebook profile through it. Nor can I see my testimonials on LinkedIn on it. What is even more surprising is that recruiters state quite openly that resumes do get lost, and candidates do lose out for no direct fault of their own.
This leaves our good friend the Resume a little in the lurch. With a lack of connectivity, the resume is just not enough today to satisfy a recruiters needs. Apart from ensuring there is a skillset match, recruiters also look for a cultural fit, which most believe is even more important than the former.
One could typically expect a recruiter to look at your facebook and linkedin profiles, but even then all they have is an idea. Wouldn’t it be so much easier to have all your information in one place – Online. Everyone has access to the web, thanks to the devices that we have available to us today. Why shouldn’t a resume be part of this revolution?
With more open and specified access to personal and professional experience – consolidated onto one platform – like IDFY, a recruiter has access to a plethora of verified and credible information, with additional social streams available. With the availability of this kind of information, recruiters can make more specific choices to determine, who would be a good fit where.
The next question really is – as a recruiter, how do I really manage all the resumes coming my way. A lot of recruiters have in the past, misplaced resumes and hence spelt out lost opportunities for good and able candidates. These kinds of situations as you all may agree are avoidable. However, alternatively, if a recruiter had access to these social resumes, with bookmarking abilities, tags, and social connect wouldn’t it be so much more of an efficient system?
It is definitely time to make a move into the new way of doing things. Its understandable that change is difficult – however, denying your self a better chance at talking about yourself is a crime we cannot commit.
Having said all this, we welcome you to the new way of doing things and we hope you see things the way we do. Finding newer and more efficient ways of representing yourself to the people that matter is not only something we have made our priority at IDfy, we believe you should to.