We dream of a CV that will be…
Candidates will no longer have to customize each application as the CV of the future will automatically show us only experiences and skills that are relevant to the position we are recruiting for as well as showing career pivoting predictions.
Time is a crucial part of a CV so we can assume that rather than a long document with text we will be looking at a visual timeline. This would give us an immediate idea of how long a given experience was to better understand its relevance.
Digging deeper into a given section of a CV will allow recruiters to quickly get more detailed relevant info while keeping the first glance clean.
Some of the best CVs I’ve seen have clear tangible metrics (Improved metric x with action y). The CV of the future could immediately provide us key values to key metrics
Creating a CV in the future probably won’t take more than a few clicks or taps. The detailed blanks will be automatically filled by using the data already available in the web and/or machine learning predictions.
Automatic translation has come a long way and there is no reason for which we shouldn’t see a CV in our preferred language without any effort by the candidate especially if most information is structured. We can also assume that the CV of the future will automatically adapt itself to each country’s practices and common ways of doing things.
Transparent & Benchmarked
Expectations in terms of salary, company size, culture, living costs, etc will be more transparent from the start. As well as being automatically benchmarked.
Privacy is something that is becoming increasingly crucial. There is no reason to think that the CV of the future should contain personal info such as a Name, Picture or contact details until a connection has been agreed to by both parties. The CV of the future will be focused around our profession and not our background or identity. This would also be enormously beneficial for privacy compliance.
Reducing time spent in the initial screening stages of sourcing will increase the available time for recruiters to personalize their approach which would, as stated above, automatically be more relevant. This is also true for candidates, less time manually filling the blanks and more time for your “about me” section.