Students ready to ditch the traditional CV for digital resume

Students ready to ditch the traditional CV for digital resume

UK students believe the traditional CV format is not dynamic enough to best showcase their skills, according to a new survey from Kloodle, a social networking site for grad recruitment.

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Comments (4)

  • George Atento
    George Atento
    Mon, 16 Feb 2015 9:45pm GMT
    The generations at play. Generation X and Y are interviewing/hiring. Generation Z is the next wave. I am of the X generation, but I don't mind this upgrade. It may be cumbersome if you don't see its value. For me, it is even better. As an HR Manager, the video CV will be a sort of a filter, more so if you want to judge the applicant's speaking competency, etc. (especially in countries that are not predominantly English-speaking). Hence, I say go for it. I may even start asking our applicants for this. I am all for it.
  • Paul Myers
    Paul Myers
    Thu, 12 Feb 2015 9:06am GMT
    Whilst students might be looking to move into the digital age with their CV format, are employers ready or indeed willing to adopt new technologies. Although many do, I would suggest that digital CV's with video format would potentially slow down the recruitment process at the screening stage - quite an issue where some major student employers already struggle with volumes of applications and screening. I could be wrong but I feel there is a potential gap once again in terms of student perception and employer reality. I think it would be interesting to find out why the students believe a digital CV would enhance their chances of standing out from the crowd and what evidence is there that would suggest they need to create a digital CV.
  • Frank Hutton
    Frank Hutton
    Tue, 10 Feb 2015 5:28pm GMT
    Many organisations don't even allow CVs as part of the application process, let alone less 'traditional' versions. I don't see things changing any time soon. LinkedIn has filled many of the gaps already.
  • Brenda Clifford
    Brenda Clifford
    Tue, 10 Feb 2015 1:43pm GMT
    A lot of online CV come up with errors or upload and miss a lot of details etc.So the programming of these online cv etc have faults still and need addressing. Video CV can be open to discriminatory also I have not and will not have a cam as another area open to abuse by hackers. The standard CV works well as passed through the recruitment agency track system. But we are loosing future Managers with hands on skills which this generation struggle with.

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