Going Beyond Resumes

The Value of Personality

Resumes are Dead. What’s next?
The average time a recruiter spends reading a resume is 6 seconds. If you had 6 seconds to catch a potential employer’s attention, would you hand them a timeline? Or is there a better way to catch their attention? We need to get out from behind resumes by expanding our networks, showcasing portfolio

Previous generations valued years of experience and traditional resumes offer this chronological snapshot. But times have changed. Now candidates are judged on their ability to perform and collaborate, something resumes don’t highlight.

As a hiring manager, stretch to focus on engaging talent that add value and culture beyond titles and time stamps. There’s a need for a platform where skills, personality, and engagement are front and center. A vibrant platform where rich profiles and vibrant personalities thrive.

Even better, align your personality and skills by showing how what you’ve learnt over the years emerged from your personality interests.

For example, I never learned web design to become a web designer. I learned web design because I wanted a means of expressing my video game knowledge online and sharing it with others collaboratively as well. Web design allowed me to do that.

My professional web design work just arose as a byproduct out of that.

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