The Social Resume – Hype or Tripe?
Is the current emphasis on the new wave “social resume” just a rose by another name or does it really get people the job?
Does it take place of the traditional typed resume and cover letter or are we giving both job hunters and recruiters just more “stuff” to work on and to put in the waste bin folder?
How much time do we have to prepare and look at all of the paraphernalia?
We all know we are in the technology age but really! Is the only way to get a job by being on Facebook, Utube, Google, Twitter or LinkedIn etc?
Has the “paper CV” died and gone forever? Is the only way to get a job by being a techie geek?
References have always been a key part of the interview process but have the latest developments of “endorsing people” on LinkedIn proven to be of any value?
How many people are endorsing you that you even know. Human nature probably gets you to accept those endorsements anyway.
Those recommendations on LinkedIn! How often are you being asked by people you know little about to give you recommendations. They are also kind enough to give you a script for what to say.
LinkedIn will tell you it’s about the numbers of connections. Why because on the principle of “big data” it will lead you to that someone you need to connect with.
When we hear about craft skills shortages in business today – the welders, the CNC operators and so on, the people who actually make things with their hands, what are we asking of them?
Seems to me that recruiters are building more and more sophisticated catchy and yes gimmicky platforms on the hope that they “the job hunters” will come.
Lets have your comments and thoughts on this one.
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