Spruce Up Your Resume By Adding In Digital Elements

Spruce Up Your Resume By Adding In Digital Elements

If you’ve been using the same template for your resume since the early 2000s, it might be time to revisit it. It’s always a good idea to refresh your resume every year and even more frequently if you’re actively seeking a job. Adding in some digital elements is one way to improve your resume.

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With 2015 drawing to a close, it’s a good opportunity improve your CV as you enter the new year. Professionals recruitment firm Hays said job applicants should consider incorporating digital content into their resumes:

We’ve all heard of digital disruption, so think about how you could ‘disrupt’ your CV and add a digital element to it. While a traditional CV remains the accepted way to show you have the necessary skills and experience for the role, you could add a link to a website, video or blog post that profiles digital examples of your work or demonstrates your expertise in a particular area. Adding such links at the end of your CV will help you stand out — provided they are relevant to the role you have applied for.

Speaking of online content, be sure to align your online and offline CVs. According to Hays:

Hiring managers will research you online, so make sure the CV you submit matches your online profile. Any discrepancies throw up a red flag. At the very least you’ll be asked some hard questions in the interview, and at worst your CV will be removed from consideration.

[Via Hays]


  • I’m surprised Hays goes to this amount of work – they seem incapable of managing simple digital content like email.

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