There has been a lot of talk about this during the week across various slack channels and Twitter. My favourite so far “Is it time we replaced the outdated CV format?”
I personally don’t really like trying to fit all of my experience on two pages. I equally don’t like reading lots of pages (current record is 8) of a CV that is repetition.
Is there a better medium to use to demonstrate our experience? I’m wondering if this itself becomes a loaded question. You have another place to update as CVs still exist. Also as an applicant could I be considered to be lazy by not tailoring my CV to each role. The problem with the latter is that when being put forward for a role with a recruiter you rarely get the opportunity to tailor your CV.
Does it boil down to adding links to Github, Blogs, LinkedIn to a CV to fit in the relevant things? I’m aware that this runs two risks
- Discrimination against people who are not fortunate to have such things being the main one
- You still need to make your CV interesting enough for the person reading it to want to look at those links
Perhaps it becomes a simpler question: what is a good format of CV to use to engage the person you want to hire you?