What is Resume 2.0?
September 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm #111154
Lots of us have problems with the current resume. Hard to get to see what people are really about, what passionate about, what true skills are.What do you think the future of the resume looks like?
September 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm #111160
One example from Kevin Carter on GovLoop - https://www.govloop.com/xn/detail/1154385%3ABlogPost%3A977088
September 19, 2010 at 2:09 pm #111158
Kimberlyn J BauhsParticipant
I love it, love it, love it!! Steve, this is the kind of thing I envisioned when I said I'd like to see job seekers have their own page in USAJOBS to sell themselves - not just post a resume.
Here's a potential opportunity/challenge....with hiring reform's resume-based approach, the intent is to enable applicants to use whatever resume format works for them (and thereby avoid discouraging talent from applying using more onerous application requirements). They can currently upload one they already have prepared, or use USAJOBS resume builder to craft a "federal" resume. Agencies have raised 2 issues:
1) To facilitate screening, HR and hiring officials sometimes prefer the consistent, structured, comprehensive data they get with resume builder's standard resume format. It has the majority of elements that HR looks for from candidates (not always found on a traditional unstructured resume). But that can be in direct conflict with the applicant-centric approach of allowing any resume format (or highly creative approaches like Kevin's!).
2) Unstructured data from an uploaded resume is not easily used by some automated hiring tools in place in agencies today.
I throw this out for comment to see what thoughts/suggestions the community might have...How do we adapt to this new approach that enables the Kevin's of the applicant world to shine - while helping agencies get the information needed to make good decisions? Any creative solutions out there you want to offer?
September 20, 2010 at 4:19 pm #111156
It's an interesting variation, but I think I might go crazy if I had to click my way through somebody's story. It's quite clever and I do admire the format and creativity, but I'm a bit utilitarian and still see the resume as a snapshot to get your foot in the door. I like a quick read and prefer the fewest pages possible, which indicates whether someone can get to the point and still provide substance. I'm not a "printer" but many employers still print resumes and file them for various reasons - this format isn't very printer friendly (I didn't click all the way through to find out). Perhaps having a button to "Skip to printable version" would help...?
I hope this doesn't sound like a bashing, just my 1.67 cents worth (economic conditions).
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