With everything in life going digital, it was only a matter of time before our CVs changed totally and the hard copies disappeared from our lives for good. But with so many people using ordinary CVs still, what use does an online CV have for you?
When you create an online CV, you have a lot more scope than simply listing your qualifications and experience. Portraying you in a much more rounded way, the online resume has far more than just lists of attributes and is far more interesting for potential employers to see than just a few meaningless words. Instead, you get to upload actual work and achievements meaning that you will have a much better chance of standing out from a bunch of people all trying to say the same things about themselves.
Another major benefit is that they are easy to upload onto websites where major companies may well end up coming to you rather than you having to go to them. The ease with which companies can search for candidates and indeed refine them using keywords means that, should you do it right, your online resume will produce great results without you even having to do the hard work.With everything from audio to video files being able to be incorporated, potential employers will be able to find out as much or as little as they like about and make far more informed decisions about your suitability for a job.
Having your CV online also makes it far easier to update and manage. By applying online you can use specific CVs for specific applications, know exactly what you have said about yourself and to whom, and respond quickly and easily to any correspondence, meaning managing applications becomes simple and doesn’t leave you missing out on certain jobs due to a simple lapse in focus.