The Fallacy of the Online Resume Experience

Your CV (or Resume, if you will) is the proclamation of your skills and abilities to the world. And yet, it is often neglected and shelved for the last moment by young career professionals. When the hand-me-down format belonging to an elder brother or a peer seems uninteresting and dismal, the last resort for an assumably reliable and quick solution is the Internet. And herein start the woes.

People often tend to underestimate the importance of the documents associated with their portfolio. These documents make sure that you get selected where you desire to work, whether be it for an internship or a permanent position. This lack of awareness and shortage of time usually forces the frantic candidate to unwittingly search for CV or Resume templates online. They then gratuitously substitute the details under the respective columns. It slips through the mind of the applicant that majority of the other applicants make their Curriculum Vitae this way. The product that they get is a chaotic assimilation of keywords that can never go too well with the recruiters.

The internet is a grand broth of misleading and inauthentic information. The top links for ‘How to write a CV’ gives you various conflicting ideas. Also, somehow, they often fail to point out that your portfolio is a highly context sensitive.

There are, of course, counsellors and professionals who claim to create and direct your career and, in the process, help you with the documentation of the skill. Such services that can be found online, are a complete experience and back a healthy reputation, However, these services are premium and quite a pocket pinch.

Truly, the internet is a con-artist.