“Experience has almost no predictive value in the vast majority of work roles,” said Adam Grant, noted Wharton professor, author, and host of the conference.
These days employers who are considering you for a role want to know that a web search for your name will give them a snapshot of:
– what you believe in, and
– what you’ve been up to
Creating strong connections with potential, current and past talent has become even more important in a job seeker’s market, particularly as platforms like The Muse have enabled the rise of the passive candidate.
As workplaces focus on employee engagement — and increasingly, becoming a workplace that welcomes the humanity of its workers —employers want to see a snapshot of an actual human person.
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.