The Future of Job Applications

We were again honored to be featured on Recruiter.com, with a piece that looks the future of job applications. Few would disagree that the paper CV is dying. The big question is, of course, what will be the replacement.

There are few topics that can get HR managers debating like a discussion on the future of resumes. Some think they’re here to stay. If the system ain’t broke – why fix it? The CV’s longevity is proof of its success. Others, desperate for change, call that stagnation. After all, they argue, why hasn’t new technology been utilized to improve processes that are far from ideal? As Bradley Gauthier succinctly puts it, it is absolutely impossible to learn about someone from a single piece of paper.

Jobseekers, fuelled by the context of fierce competition, are also debating the use of a resume. In a piece on virtual job hunting, the BBC’s technology correspondent Rory Cellan-Jones, emphasizes that “until recently, the process of seeking a job followed a familiar routine…now though, those who want to stand out in a crowded job market are resorting to more sophisticated approaches.”

The truth is that the status quo has few friends on either side of the coin. As such, there have been several general proposals to reinvent the job application process. Without naming names, let’s examine and assess the options…

Click here to continue reading, and let me know your thoughts!

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