The Future of Resumes and Job Matching

Today’s Resume Problem

Current Resumes tell you what someone has done in the past but not what they’re capable of doing in the future.

Resumes Can Actually Work Against Both You and the Employer

Resumes force job seekers to falsely shape their work and life history into corporately acceptable versions of their actual selves, to better conform to the employer’s expectation of the ideal candidate.

This results in an employer hiring a candidate that may be not qualified.

To get it right, some companies and startups are experimenting with new tools to determine a candidate’s actual fit with their company.

Various assessments are being invented to identify the skills employers are looking for, and report them in easy to understand formats.  As technology improves, software that matches candidates with jobs is becoming more sophisticated.

Resumes of the Future

The resume of the near future may not be a resume at all. It will be a digital dossier secured on the blockchain (paywall), and uploaded to a global job-pairing engine that sorts job seekers against millions of openings to find the perfect match.

Technology is changing the traditional relationship between resumes, candidates and employers

Today, algorithms are injecting social media to match jobs with user profiles, and proactively inviting members to apply. 

Startups are also mining the discarded resumes in the databases of bigger employers to unearth overlooked talent.

This is significant progress to the traditional resume that will evolve as data gets collected.

What will this look like in 5-10 years?

Open jobs will find the job seeker through job matching.  Instead of humans having to find jobs and apply, open jobs will search the database to find the best match for the job.

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