Instead of all the static online resumes you have which list your educational degrees and job titles of which, we all know, 75% is exaggerated, this new smart resume consists of all your achievements, no matter how small they may seem, that actually shows your real skills. We are like the ‘Hoover for your skills’ as we draw together all the courses, online content, certificates, work achievements etc. that your online presence reflects, then generate an accurate skill profile which you can use to stand out and get better jobs or gigs. This new age of professional CV allows you to exactly show the skills you need for the job in this sharing economy era in an impressive and more credible way.
Let’s face it, the old-school resume is dead. RIP but let’s move on!
We are no longer living in a world where we stay 5+ years at an employer. It is the age of micro-entrepreneurs, freelancers and job hoppers. According to a research by Monster.com, professionals are staying less than 3 years in average in a job. More than 34% of us are on short-term projects and freelancing gigs which means that we need a new kind of resume that is dynamic, more trusted and skills focused.
If you’ve been keeping up, you already see the signs of a very fast industry consolidation of platforms that were modelled on the old resume. SimplyHired folded earlier in 2016, LinkedIn threw itself into the arms of corporate giant Microsoft and Monster just sold itself for 10% of its value of 2005.
Furthermore, over 52% of recruiters and employers are already verifying candidates’ skills by checking their digital footprint and online networks. They are not relying solely on the self-serving words of your resume anymore. You need to brand yourself better, manage all your digital reputation skills to compete within this gig economy era.
The writing is on the wall: the old school resume should leave the stage as a new kind of CV has emerged that actually takes into account the changing work environment, the rise of digital network and your online footprint.
A recent article on TechCrunch violently agrees with us. They call this new CV an ‘experience graph’ with the same ideas and ingredients:
“[Experience Graph] provides data points on relevant lifelong learning and performance experience that can reveal insights into how we discover, explore, learn, try, fail and apply new knowledge. Lucy might learn as much from Twitter conversations and YouTube videos as others in formal online courses, so identifying relevant experiences is part of the appeal of an xAPI-layered world of learning.”
Yes, every single action that improves your skills and knowledge, be it online or offline actions, makes an impact on your personal development and skillset. That’s exactly our principle which the traditional resumes have failed to take into account.
So, set your watches, we are in day 3 of a new world order where people can better show their real skills and stand out. Get hired for your real knowledge and not for how good you can bullshit on resume!
Mark our words, someday the recruiting world will remember August 16, 2016 as the beginning of the end of the old-school resume. We certainly hope so. On that day, Zyncd launched the public version of the Zyncd app, the dynamic professional CV for the gig economy.