I really don’t like resumes (or CVs, or whatever you want to call them). They’re blunt tools that bring to mind antiquated management practices – like time-and-motion studies. I admit that I am biased – I don’t believe they work for me, therefore it follows that I wouldn’t be a fan. However, I am fast coming to the conclusion that my personal bugbear has wider relevance. It would now be prudent to note that I don’t (yet) have a solution. I am merely setting intention to be part of that solution.
Our work can form such a large part of our identity and so it’s imperative that we optimize how our achievements are expressed. This is good for everybody – candidates and hiring managers alike. The resume can easily be used to inflate experience and achievement as much as it can hide a person’s overall worth.
Given my burgeoning interest in identity and authenticity, I plan to use this blog to highlight progressive adaptations of the resume and complete alternatives. I may even interview some people along the way.
If you have some strong views and would like to share them, feel add your comments.
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