Related link: http://firstpartners.net/blog/
If your CV is like mine (viewable online), then the chances it is:
a) accurate but terse
b) full of technical details
c) covers years of your life in one sentence
but worst of all
d) is boring and doesn’t really show whether or not you have the skills, experience and attitude needed to do the job.
In fact, do you suspect that some people you are working with may have ’stretched the truth’ a little too far on their CV?
Now imagine if your CV was in a blog format. A good example from Texas is here (all 3rd party examples in this post have been picked at random via Google). Apart from being trendy, what are the advantages of doing your CV this way?
- Because the sections in your Blog / CV are ‘tagged’ you can give more details, and let employers view just the areas that they are interested in.
- Because you update your Blog / CV on a regular basis, with more information, it is harder to fake. A one or two page CV is easy to write as a work of fiction. A blog that represents your life for the last 3 years would take too much effort to fake, so it is more likely to be trusted.
- Because you write about things you are interested in, people get a better idea of your motivation, and what you are really good at.
Taking this to extreme, your CV can be searchable via Google to allow recruiters to quickly see if you have the right skills and experience. This example of Thomas Hauchcorne is in French but you’ll easily find your way around the Google-Like interface.
What do you think, are blogs the new CV? If you’re looking to use Blogging to land yourself a new job, then Jobster isn’t too bad a place to start.
What do you think, are blogs the new CV?