ADVICE Digital gives CVs zing
Online content can bring your resume up to date and help you stand out, writes
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.”
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Christopher Willis provided QR codes to link his CV to digital content.