It has become very difficult to maintain an individual’s identity in today’s competitive job market. It requires hard work to be able to stand out from the crowd. There are millions of job seekers in the job market, some of which are even overqualified for their jobs. With the prevailing hype in the job market, employers are also eager to hire the best candidate among so many.
Paper C.V’s are no more entertained in organizations because technology has just got better than ever. Almost every workplace has now transformed into a high-tech workplace. Luckily, there have been many bright tools for both employers and potential employees to get the best. One such tool is online networking technology.
Just like any paper C.V would do, a virtual one delivers the same information about you, but through better and more useful technology. Today, there are many sites which offer customisable templates and free hosting. Rather than mailing a physical C.V, you can connect directly with the employers. All you need to do is to click on the online resume link they have created on their website.
Virtual C.V’s can be easily updated in no time. This gives potential employees a chance to continuously update their information. This option does not restrict you to update any specific areas of the virtual C.V, but you can access and control all the areas in the same manner.
Many host sites allow companies to explore the resume database for different candidates with specific desirable traits. This procedure streamlines the hiring process for every candidate in the process.
A virtual C.V also gives employees the benefit of gathering and displaying all of their work at one place. There are different sites that cater to different industries, such as graphic designers, software engineers, architects, doctors, artists etc. The employees can get a virtual resume and an online portfolio as well that helps them deliver a comprehensive and detailed description of their career history.
The key aspect of a virtual CV is to stay marketable in the job market. This in turn helps you create a professional and updated online presence. An updated online presence signifies a candidate’s technological ability.
An updated virtual C.V not only tells the employer that you are eager to learn new things continuously, but are also willing to demonstrate those skills as well. This is a very strong point for a probable employee to prove his or her application of practical knowledge.
If you are technically challenged and wouldn’t know where to start, perhaps jump on Fiverr. You should be able to engage a provider to design your virtual resume in day or two for very minimal cost. Virtual Resume could be delivered in form of info graphic or an actual web page or a landing page. Using a web page or a landing page will allow you to add videos and other cool techy tools. However, you will need to consider thorough what platform are you applying for the position, info graphic can be deliver through platforms because it’s can be designed as a PDF file.
It is very important for prospective employees to maintain an online presence because it helps them go through more opportunities and get noticed by employers in the shortest period possible.
Author: Vlasta Eriksson, Signature Staff