Is This the Resume of the Future?
It's actually quite remarkable just how long the one-pager survived without a major challenge. Resumes still fly by the hundreds to employers' desks, or desktops, with proper spacing and bullet points for education and professional accomplishments. The Internet is still littered with scores of websites offering pointers on how to make them the best.
But from one San Francisco-based "self-described tech evangelist," the advice has been to throw out the entire page. Sahas Katta has pioneered an app-like online resume through his website which makes use of the Windows Phone 7 interface, according to Business Insider. In addition to links to Katta's professional and educational experiences, the app-resume provides direct opportunities to plug into Katta's social media accounts.
According to his LinkedIn profile, Katta is the founder and CEO of Skatter Tech, an online publication covering tech news. But in addition to his media outlet and reconceived resume, perhaps Katta's greatest innovation came during an incident this past February. After being pulled over for speeding, Katta questioned the charge on the basis of an app called "My Tracks," which serves as an archival odometer. According to a report by San Jose's KABC, Katta was able to prove, through the app's metrics, that he had never driven at the rate of 40 mph, as the police officer claimed.
"I think the evidence I presented was very new and refreshing, and it is cutting-edge technology. Clearly, this had not come up in his court before, which is why he made a statement afterward declaring me not guilty," Katta said.
And Katta's luck keeps going -- his online resume had already received 30,000 visitors this past week.
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Dan Fastenberg was most recently a reporter with TIME Magazine. Previously, he was a writer for the Thomson Reuters news service's Latin America desk. He was also a reporter and associate editor for the Buenos Aires Herald while living in South America.
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