The Future Of Your Resume....What You Need To Know

Did you know that the resume was first invented over 500 years ago?

Leonardo da Vinci is credited with creating the first known resume around 1481. The resume included a simple description of the person, their abilities, and past employment.

In the early 1900’s, the resume started to include things like height, weight, marital status, and religion. Then beginning in the 1950’s, applicants began incorporating personal interests and hobbies and in the 70’s, people began using the more professional style resumes that are used today.

Apart from a few stylistic changes and some additional content, the resume hasn’t really changed. So, the question is why are we still using a resume that was created over 500 years ago?

Consider how advanced technology is today. Almost everything we need to know or want to learn about is at our fingertips in the form of an online search. However, that’s not the case with the hiring process.

Did you know that the average time it takes from application to offer is about 18 weeks? That’s over 4 months. One of the reasons it takes so long is because of information verification. But with information so readily available to us, why does it take 4 months to get a job offer?

Maybe it’s because we’re still using a resume system that was created in 1481.

I think you’ll agree with me that it’s time to evolve.

A digital ledger, known as blockchain technology, is beginning to revolutionize the resume and hiring verification process.

What is blockchain technology?

Blockchain technology provides the user with an ability to create authentic digital information. It uses a decentralized network to store blocks of information that record online transactions that can’t be changed. Since the information is stored across multiple networks, no one particular entity owns the information, which makes it more difficult for the network to fail or present false information.

How does this relate to the hiring process?

Companies often struggle with making sure that job candidates are telling the truth about their background. A CareerBuilder survey reports that about 75% of employers have caught a lie on a resume, which often leads to the company rescinding an offer because it was based on falsified information.

A London based company, Appii, has created a smart way to modernize your resume, verify your credentials and streamline the hiring process using this blockchain technology.

So, how does it work?

You create a profile with your work history, education, and any certifications on Appii. They verify all the information you input is true so that employers don’t have to do it manually and then you use this verified information to create a custom digital resume to apply for a position.

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How does it benefit you?

  • You make it easier for a company to hire you. Having access to fully verified achievements, qualifications, experience, and education will save potential employers valuable time and money and helps speed up the recruitment process.

  • You make a great first impression! A verified resume, constructed using cutting-edge technology, will enhance your profile with prospective employers.

  • You stand out from the competition. A verified digital resume increases your employability while separating you from the competition that uses traditional resumes.

Looking to the future.

Having a network of already verified information at your fingertips makes the process easier and more trustworthy for all parties involved. It means that candidate information only has to be verified once and will then permanently be available for employers to view no matter what position the candidate is applying to.

This radical new approach to resume writing and the hiring process allows candidates to find their dream jobs and employers find their new employees faster, more cost-effective and with less frustration involved. It’s time to move on from the 500-year-old resume and embrace a technology-driven, verified digital resume.

The future is here…is your resume? 

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