Paper Resumes are SO Last Century

By Scot Herrick | Job Search

May 17

One of the fundamentals of finding a new position is the resume. Entire companies have been created just to help people construct, write, and maintain resumes.

But, times are changing — of course!

There is a growing contingent that believe that in addition to the traditional resume, we should also be using our own web sites to build out a longer, more versatile resume that potential employers will go see. (this is precisely what I will be doing with the Scot Herrick web site — one sidebar devoted to my corporate work and one sidebar devoted to my writing work).

In addition to the web site concept, there is also a push to produce video files (stored on your web site) that will allow you to display your “personal brand.”

New technology, such as You Tube, allow individuals to create videos that can be viewed by “Corporate Earth” or anyone else so inclined to go look at what you have created in your videos.

So we’re all now a multi-media event.

Not a bad idea…but early in implementation.

You can read about videos supplementing traditional resumes at Online Recruitment located in the United Kingdom (yet another example of — it’s a global community now…) where Dan Schawbel describes how Traditional Paper Resumes have Evolved into Multimedia. Dan also writes Personal Branding.

But, the Internet is the Internet. There are perils of just putting a video out there.

Darlene McDaniel outlines a few of the (great) pitfalls of an individual making a video resume. In Tough Questions Great Answers, she takes a quick look at Video Resumes — Who Really Wins?

And it’s not necessarily Cubicle Warriors…


About the Author

Scot Herrick is the author of “I’ve Landed My Dream Job–Now What???” and owner of Cube Rules, LLC. Scot has a long history of management and individual contribution in multiple Fortune 100 corporations.