AD­VICE Dig­i­tal gives CVs zing

On­line con­tent can bring your re­sume up to date and help you stand out, writes

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and ac­com­plish­ments you list on your CV, they will help you stand out.” Buchanan rec­om­mends in­clud­ing links in the CV’s con­tact sec­tion to LinkedIn, Twit­ter and any rel­e­vant blogs.

“A pos­i­tive dig­i­tal foot­print adds tan­gi­ble ev­i­dence about the skills listed on your CV, es­pe­cially if you blog to demon­strate your ex­per­tise or add me­dia to your LinkedIn pro­file,” he says. “A pos­i­tive on­line foot­print can also be an en­dorse­ment of your soft skills, such as com­mu­ni­ca­tion, cre­ativ­ity and pro­fes­sional con­duct.” A code at the top of a CV could send the re­cruiter to the job­seeker’s LinkedIn pro­file or, if rel­e­vant to the role, to a dig­i­tal port­fo­lio of their work, Buchanan says.

There are free QR code gen­er­a­tors on­line. Buchanan says job­seek­ers should add the same dig­i­tal el­e­ments used in their CV to their LinkedIn pro­file.

“It is very im­por­tant to align your on­line and off­line pro­files,” he says. “Hir­ing man­agers will re­search you on­line, so make sure the CV you sub­mit and your on­line pro­file both match. If not it will throw up a red flag that could jeop­ar­dise the pos­si­bil­ity of se­cur­ing an in­ter­view.”

MAR­KET­ING pro­fes­sional Christo­pher Wil­lis knows how to sell him­self.

He added QR codes to his CV to link to dig­i­tal ex­am­ples of his app de­vel­op­ment and to his LinkedIn pro­file.

“It’s about show­cas­ing my tal­ents and un­der­stand­ing of the dig­i­tal space,” the Trea­sury Casino & Ho­tel gam­ing mar­ket­ing man­ager says.

“I think if your CV looks dif­fer­ent and you show a bit of your per­son­al­ity through hob­bies and projects in your spare time it helps you stand out as a can­di­date and helps dif­fer­en­ti­ate you.

“Es­pe­cially in mar­ket­ing or cre­ative in­dus­tries (it) is def­i­nitely a must-do.”

CON­NECT THE DOTS:

Christo­pher Wil­lis pro­vided QR codes to link his CV to dig­i­tal con­tent.

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