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.
Resume girl image from Shutterstock
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.