4 Digital Alternatives to the traditional resume

This article found on mashable outlines 4 innovative ways which job seekers are utilising differing digital platforms to showcase their skills to potential employers.  These range from video to LinkedIn profiles to creating their own CV pages/webites.  The comments on the posting is just as interesting as the article itself.

Some interesting options. Full article here.

Penelope Trunk, chief evangelist and co-founder of Brazen Careerist, a career management tool for young professionals, points out that “a traditional resume is necessarily linear. But careers today are nonlinear.

“People often do more than one job at once, people often learn more in between jobs than during a job,” Trunk said. “Therefore, a resume based on ideas and conversations is a more accurate representation of today’s worker than a resume based on linear histories.”

Today’s business owners are involved in much more than running the business. So in addition to the traditional paper resume, there are some other ways to convey a summary of your experience and knowledge. Depending on your situation, you might want to explore one or all of the following options, including video resumes, VisualCVs, social resumes and LinkedIn profiles.


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