More often than not people are scouring to write their CV or resume hastily before applying to a job. There are others who just straight up unload everything, even if it is not relevant to the JD of the position they are applying for. These are all problems and issues pertaining to the current resume culture. But what about the future? Will it still be a single-page document that only speaks what’s written? Or will it be more up close and personal? Here’s everything to know about the future resume.
What is a Future Resume?
A future resume is something that is beyond a structured and formatted piece of paper. While most traditional CVs nowadays have a name, position, personal details, experience, and qualifications, a CV of the future will be much more interactive and insightful compared to the traditional ones in existence.
There’s only so much an HR can deduct from the CV. A traditional CV by today’s standard is not only outdated, it is often tedious to shuffle through and misleading at times. It only adds to the preliminary screening hassle and often fails to identify the perfectly suitable candidate for a relevant position.
But CVs have been around forever, and many people will argue that it has served the process just fine. Well, there’s no denying that a CV is still by far the most accurate way to judge the competency of a prospective candidate. But what if it can be made even more flawless?
Imagine if AI could be implemented to check for compatibility? Surely computational reasoning will be much more accurate compared to hunch on words.
Significance of Future CV
The borderline here is a better presentation and effective assessment of a candidate. This is what mainly entails the future CV. But it is much more than assessment or ease of the process.
The first point is automation. Even though resumes are now dropped through application links and emails, sifting and sorting them is still a time-consuming process. The Future CV will completely automate the process with assistants on both the recruiter and applicant’s end. AI will oversee the entire procedure to ensure maximum efficiency at minimal time loss.
What if you decided that certain aspects of your CV should be removed? Or that it should only be accessed by the recruiting head? In the current setup, there isn’t any scope like that. The Future CV will leave complete control to the applicant. Applicants will get to decide what to show, when to show and who to show throughout the entire recruitment process.
The current CV formats require external linking regarding different components. For example, the referees, publications, LinkedIn profile, and other contacts as well as performance proofs. But what if all of these could be made available at a central network? The concept of Big Data comes into play here where the AI will be able to put a weightage on each of these components and draw a compatibility and competence index for each applicant. And as always, the quantitative decision is the fail-safe way.
Data breaches and data leaks are some of the most pressing issues in current times. A CV or resume contains several personal information that anyone wouldn’t want out in the public. Yet system losses or plain disregard for the personal right to information safety is completely disregarded at times. The Future CV will solve this issue by making the complete screening process cloud-based with a unique blockchain identity. Blockchain security will ensure data safety before and after the screening process.
How to Protect Yourself 5 or 10 Years into the Future?
The concept of Future CV is an evolving idea, much like Web 3.0. The technical aspects have only barely scratched the surface regarding possibilities and framework. But that shouldn’t stop anyone from planning their future course.
It’s completely wrong to let the education system or a prospective employer guide a person in their career choices. Rather it should be a goal set in the beginning and backtracked later. And it all starts with the following steps.
Explore the Situation
What’s the current level of your education or job position? What are the realistic options at hand? And most importantly which one matches the profile best? Answering these few questions will easily help a person sift through the options at hand. Having 3 or 4 realistic options will be nicely set up for the next point.
Curating the Career
There is an obvious gap between where a person is right now and where they want to be in the next 10 years. In professional life, that gap is often that of skills. Now that you have a set goal of where you want to see yourself, the next step is to curate those skills. Make sure you round up every relevant skill set and master them to stand out when the time comes.
Liquid Skill Generation
There is a common idea that what you can do, someone can do that better. This mindset should prompt the acquisition of liquid skills. Liquid skills are a continuous process of developing existing skills and acquiring extra skills. This process allows a person to become an intrinsic part of the system, someone not easily replaceable.
Being clear and concise with an application is equally important as having the required set of skills. A person might apply for a front-end developer job but if he outlines back-end development experiences, it won’t add any tangible value to the resume. Make sure whatever is added to the resume reels back to the JD of the position applied for.
Focus on projects and hands-on experiences. These might come as internships or voluntary activities. The more hands-on experience a person has, the more is their chance of standing out. This is true for almost every position as it drastically eases the conditioning and training processes.
The future of CV and resume will be both automated and autonomous. When computational understanding takes over manual choices, a person has to be skilled as well as strategic to their approach. While the Future CV will still retain much of the characteristics of a traditional CV, it will eventually push the competitiveness of the future prospective employees more.
Source: United News of Bangladesh