The demise of the resume has been proclaimed for decades, yet it still persists as the universal medium for the hiring of talent across most industries. However, recruitment in today’s society is becoming more automated; and for a variety of reasons. It’s more time-efficient for recruiters to have systems that scan resumes for key words and reject ones that don’t meet a specific threshold, thus reducing the selection pool of relevant applicants for a human being to read through. Even then however, a recruiter will ultimately make a decision as to your suitability for a role within six seconds of reading your resume.
So, what does the future of the resume look like?
Some human resources professionals envisage that resumes will no longer be an aspect of the recruitment process in the future and that technology will drastically change the way that the recruitment process will function.
Automation is a trend that is desirable for a lot of companies. It’s time-efficient but most importantly, more cost-effective. As technology continues to advance, the recruitment process will no longer be shaped by a person’s resume, but rather by their entire social media profile.