Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2013 - (Page 39)
B R I DG I N G TH E
HI G HE R E DU CA TI O N
W O RK F O RC E G A P
The traditional resume is on its way out,
and that’s a good thing. It’s no secret
that the information a resume offers can
muddle — instead of articulate — the
author’s strengths. For example, there is
usually a long list of relevant skills, but
corroborated by whom?
The traditional resume makes it difficult
for hiring managers to discern who
would be the best fit for open positions,
which often leads to unnecessary and
time-wasting interviews in which the
applicants’ actual competencies (or lack
thereof) eventually come out. On the
other hand, job seekers are stuck in a
perpetual state of tweaking resumes
to match the desired skills in job
D E B O R A H
E V E R H A R T
descriptions and struggle to express all
their capabilities in a single document.
The problems with the resume are not
new. But we’re in an age where social
media and online identities are picking
up the slack and offering employers a
more complete picture of applicants.
We’ve all heard about how HR pros scour
social media sites to screen applicants.
But smart recruiters can now go even
further to find potential candidates and
evaluate their qualifications using online
evidence of their specific characteristics
While in college, savvy students are
using Twitter, LinkedIn, even Facebook,
to build a digital representation of their
professional identities. They’re listing
current and past jobs and internships.
They’re connecting with professors, coworkers and supervisors, and displaying
recommendations and endorsements
right on their profile page. They’re listing
their skills and competencies. Basically
everything a hiring manager would look
for on a traditional resume — and more
— is now available online.
The latest addition to the online
professional footprint is a powerful
new tool called digital badges. Badges
are gaining traction with employers,
students and education institutions alike
as a new currency in competencies.
Training Industry Quarterly, Fall 2013 / A Training Industry, Inc. magazine / www.trainingindustry.com/TIQ
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2013
From Where I Sit: The Sustainability of MOOCs
Table of Contents
Guest Editor: Top Five Learning Technologies to Watch
We Need to Support Learning, Not Manage It
Supercharge Your Next Leadership Initiative
Boomers & the Technology Gap
Technologies to Manage Information Overload
It's Time to Invest in the 'Performance Zone'
Inroducing Simulation into Learning Technologies: Examining the Key Considerations
The Evolution of the LMS
Bringing Your Mojo to the Virtual Classroom
Merging Social Learning and Technology to Achieve Business Outcomes
Optimizing Workforce Learning and Performance
Badges: Bridging the Higher Education and Workforce Gap
Integrating Video into Training
Tools for Supporting Sales Coaching
Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2013
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