Three reasons why we need to do away with resumes
- It is a minimal text world
We live in a world of 140 character tweets and short messages, while resumes are textual and verbose. No wonder, most people don’t read resumes. Average time given to a resume is just a few seconds. After all we are now habituated to skimming through information. Or rely on robots to weed out the “good” from the “bad” ones.
- Resumes are not standardized
Every resume has a different format. Recruiters need to make sense of the unstructured resumes to cull out key information and compare that with others. In the process information is lost or misinterpreted.
- After all it is a difficult human exercise – comparing text in different formats.
- Problems of document formats
Different resumes come in different formats – some .doc, some .docx, some pdf. These accentuates the 2nd problem.
Ok, maybe it is not that most people felt it resumes were bad and should be done away with. In all probability you are one. But it exists because there was no choice.
But there is a better way!
Check out the skills profiling from It’s Your Skills. It enables the sequential presentation of skills information precisely and crisply using a standardized vocabulary.
Please do share your views after you experience it.
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