A recent survey by Jobvite reported that 92% of recruitment agencies use social media to find new candidates, which is up 3% from last year. In March, the most popular online social network for recruitment and professional communications. LinkedIn reported that they had reached 100 million users and rumours have been suggesting that Facebook are developing a job search tool, although job-hunting on the same network people share ‘private’ photos may be counter-intuitive.
Recruiters and HR departments are developing their methods to gather more information from social networks than one document. Although a traditional CV is a clear method of showing information, those one or two pages don’t demonstrate a complete image of the candidate.
Adapting new technologies and communication tools show an ability to develop new skills and move with the times. We have already asked if Infographics are the future of resume CVs, to which we had a great response.
Whichever style of self-representation you prefer, the chances are that if you Google your name, any reference to you, your job and any other online activities will be searchable. Remember that everything you write, tweet, update and share links back to you and is publicly visible.
What do you think? Will there be a time when people are no longer interested in receiving an email attachment that summarises your professional life? Recruitment agencies are working mostly online and have little requirement for printed out CV documents. Let us know what you think in the comments below or via any of our networks.
Puregenie Digital Recruitment is still accepting the good old Word documents (for now), but we welcome you to join us and get in touch via our LinkedIn group, Twitter @puregenie, Facebook page, YouTube channel and Pinterest board. Each network has slightly different content, including news, photos from the team and available jobs.