Your Hard-copy CV might have been already O-B-S-O-L-E-T-E
In this new era of 2016, a lot of new tech startups are launching their new products every single day. Even if you’re not a tech savvy or gigs, you might have heard that so many different high technologies have been launched for the past few weeks, such as, Tesla Model 3 car, Facebook Oculus and Live Streaming apps, Microsoft Tay Bots, Microsoft HoloLens, and many more. As many experts has predicted, the 4th industrial revolution is about to take off. This trend will become more and more prominent with the power of internet. Something that a few decades ago seems to be impractical and impossible, today, it becomes something that is normal and common sense. This is the time to try and make things happen.
As Brian Tracy said, “Fact is, this is the very best time in human history to be alive. So, if you don’t feel awesome about your own life — fully satisfied, secure, and happy — then it’s time to make a change.”
For the next five years from now, by 2020, the world will change to be more dynamic and tons of opportunity will become available for everyone. On the other side of the equation, however, the competition is also becoming much harder. The world becomes more and more competitive. If you trace it back, it does mean that it would be even harder to get a job. The minimum level of education and experience of at least bachelor degree or even master degree would be required. Only the one who can adapt to the changes rapidly and directly take advantage of the invisible opportunity surround us, can succeed and get the job. For instance, take a look at this video below about a student who’s trying to present his resume at a career fair by rapping his resume. There are many ways to punch your target audience. One of the most creative way is through music, such as rapping your resume.
Although, not all of us can rap our resume. There are many other ways to present our resume in much better and more creative way to the hiring manager rather than just handing in our CV in a piece of paper. One big example would be creating your own portfolio website with some video resume on it. Based on the recent studies conducted by content marketing institute, by just creating a video, it slightly increases the engagement level with your target audience for up to 73%. Hence, up to 51.9% of marketing professionals worldwide name video as the type of content with the best ROI.
Therefore, on your website, you can put all of your achievement that you have done, including your video overview and/or video resume. You can also combine them into a piece of art for attracting the employers to give you a call for an interview as soon as they impressed with your background, skills, and values that you can bring to the company.
In the nutshell, don’t wait until 2020 comes and then suddenly you realize that you should have created your very own video resume and website in order to land your dream jobs. Don’t procrastinate, just do it!