Living in the digital age means that every facet of our life is now becoming more and more entrenched in activities online. From reading books to dating to watching movies – its all online. In this post I will look at an awesome online CV platform.
One thing that is also shifting online in a big way is CV’s. If said this before in an interview here, and I will say it again, we are not far away from the point where recruiters will ask for a URL instead of an attached CV doc. Ideally, what you should have is a few URL’s. These should all form a part of online personal branding effort. Most people presently use LinkedIn and twitter to promote themselves online. Some use a blog as well. These are all really good in their individual respects. LinkedIn serves as the online CV, the blog as a way to substantiate the knowledge in your area of interest, and twitter as a promotional platform to create personal brand awareness. The CV format on LinkedIn is nevertheless a bit dull and very much mimics a word document CV. If you send a recruiter your LinkedIn URL, you may as well just them your Word document CV. There is definitely a need for a more dynamic online CV platform.
The answer to this is “sliderocket”.
Sliderocket is website which specializes in creating presentations. Part of their service includes promoting the Presume (Sorry, I don’t have the accent for the ‘u’ on my keyboard) – an amalgamation of a resume and a presentation.
Isn’t this a just an online PowerPoint presentation you may ask?
No, this is what makes it cool:
- First of all its free (well, the basic option, which is enough)
- You can install Presume templates, which saves you the hassle of starting from scratch
- You can integrate video into your Presume
- Free coaching!
- You can make your CV public, either through a URL or an embed code – This is the future!
The best thing about this online CV platform is that you can tell a story about yourself. Everybody loves a good story!
Check out a demo Presume here: