There is a drastic change in the job market in last 3 decades where the hunt for job from looking at Classifieds section in newspapers to applying manually at each company with a hard copy of Curriculum Vitae that has evolved to just click of a button via job portals, social media. Let's see how the job market has evolved.
Resume is usually one page summary of work experience whereas Curriculum Vitae (CV) is more detailed with academic completions, work experiences, certifications, publications, job responsibilities, etc.
Print It - Job Search in 1990s –
Electronic mails were still in very nascent stage (which found footing in late 90s), when most employees/workers were hired by applying to the companies for the jobs advertised in Yellow Pages, Job Classifieds in newspapers, walk-in interviews until internet became popular and recruiting companies nudged to hybrid mode of paper resumes and emailed job positions.
In India, job portal(s) started in 1997 as job seekers CV database and all interviews were face to face.
Post It - Job Search in 2000s –
Companies adopted internet for faster ways to fill jobs. The job seekers would apply mainly from Cyber Cafes (remember the Dial up internet connection beeps). LinkedIn profile became just a fancy option (something new) in 2003.
Late 2000s saw ATS (Application Tracking System) to manage the clutter of resumes.
Curriculum Vitae’s were slowly replaced by Resumes. Initial rounds of interviews were telephonic and final rounds were face to face.
Click It – Present Day -
Not just job portals are evolving with faster and novel ways to bring job seekers and Recruiters, social media has also become integral part of talent acquisition making applying for job by just click of a button. Many job seekers use innovative ways by using video, ppt based resumes to creating their own websites with personal projects giving a 360 degree of their professional skills.
Interviews became virtual with web based video schedules (e2ehiring, skype, zoom, google meet).
Job portals became smarter using Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning models.
Think It – Future of applying for jobs –
Who knows with technology advancements, job seekers may just think of a job and technology will read mind to apply for the same?
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