Is This the Resume of the Future?

job interview It was only a matter of time before it joined the category of print products headed for publishing's ashheap -- the one-page resume.

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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Nerd Publicon

I think "online" resume's are great - but as an addition. It is important to show how you bring value to the employer and communicate your message clearly. In order to do this - not only a resume, but the entiire communication form is essential. Therefore, it is better to craft both a resume and other communications with a clear vision of the company you are looking to work at. Good research is the basis for good resumes and applications. See free research info here: http://multichanneljob.weebly.com .

August 16 2011 at 9:23 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
barendsje

having been on both sides of the hiring issue, I can say resumes are good and bad. You have littel time to make life changing decisions anyway, but there are real and hard things that resumes convey. This however is a joke. All flash and no substance. i would toss out anyone who presented this type of gimmick because employment is serious. The wrong person can wreck an operation or even get people killed. Companies have failed due to the wrong hire. This is change for the worse.

July 18 2011 at 2:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
toutelemonde

Worst nightmare! For one thing, I don't want employers in my social media accounts, which are actually very light in information anyway. The only one that would actually showcase my accomplishments is LinkedIn. I am an employed (fortunately) marketing exec with an MBA and over 20 years of experience. Some twaddle on a social media account could never take the place of a 2 page resume that has been customized to highlight my relevant accomplishments and tailored to each job.

July 18 2011 at 11:03 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
davetheshopper

The resume is nothing more than an entry into a lottery. You get one ticket to each lottery, as you can only send one resume to each job offer. Sending more than one resume is risky.

When your resumet flies through cyber-space, it reaches the company and, OH My Gosh! There is hundreds if not thousands of resumes already there. The company can find an employee from a small sampling of resumes. Your resume may get deleted before it is read. It might get "read" by their computer for key words and get deleted along with any resumes over the sampling number set by the employer. If your resume was not in that sampling you lost the contest. Try again with a new offer or, better yet do something positive to present your value to a customer.

You want someone to pay you for the benefit or value you offer. What is your value and why should they buy that value from you? If you present yourself, not as an employee but rather a business person, the person you are trying to sell your value to will respect you more.

You can have everything in life you want if you will just help enough other people get what they want. If you offer to trade your time for their money you will be looking for another job as soon as you are no longer valuable to that employer.

If you ask for a raise or grumble that you have to pick up the work your co-worker did before your co-worker was terminated your boss does not need you. The boss can hire another Human resouce that will be happy to take a benefit cut or wage cut or work weekends and longer hours while their family waits for them at home.

July 18 2011 at 1:57 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
chas and dot

On our younger generations resume it will read" Sign Twriller for a car wash".

July 17 2011 at 11:18 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
lainie4469

It's interesting enough as the wave of the future. What I can't understand & correct me if I'm wrong... What type of employer would give this guy an audience with such little experience?? If you look at his RESUME.. three previous employers... each employment, or internship.. lasted only a few months??? I know from life experience... Employers look at experience (2yrs or longer) and Education TBD??? What does that mean??? He's been in College how long? Is he done with his degree or not? Does he plan to finish? What I see is a tech savy kid, who's looking to cash in on a cool new app... My 17 yr old could do that, & he still has one more year left of HS... Good Luck in the real world & I hope it works out for you!!!

July 17 2011 at 1:26 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
gribcor94

sso now you are being forced into purchasing items that you can't necessarily afford...no surprise!

July 17 2011 at 12:59 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
thunderlg217

Resume? that good fill out resume for anything send them (any company ) what you like work for them , they had hired you , never , i was fill out resume to any job then they send me say " Thank you for taking the time to apply resume with us , we are not unable to offer you a position at this time , but we do appreciate your interest in ------------- co. " that sound no excuse resume . that any company never hired for that . bec it hard for hired any company job . try for yourself make resume seek if work it or not . thank you for understand

July 17 2011 at 12:10 PM Report abuse -4 rate up rate down Reply
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mfvetere51

learn to write/speak before you waste space on the net!!!

July 17 2011 at 6:23 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
BA

but i did not understand....so you should not have thanked me.

July 17 2011 at 6:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
vicleakr

Well, that's all very well and good, but the one to two page paper resume will remain the standard for low-tech and mom and pop type operations who don't fool around with the excessive technology that only sucks up real working time. Try anad send a fancy video app email resume to a used book store or an independent local florist and it will not even be looked at, and probably not even received. Apply at a local day care center that way, and they will assume you will spend your time tweeting and not caring for the children properly. You have to know your target.

July 17 2011 at 12:07 PM Report abuse +3 rate up rate down Reply
Kate and Dave

I like it! No wonder that the paper resume is obsolete. If you do not have a website and demonstrate your technical savvy, you will most likely get a brief overview at best. This way, you have invited curiocity. That is what it takes to get a career position and set your self apart. I would like to do this myself. Sahas, email me?

July 17 2011 at 12:01 PM Report abuse -3 rate up rate down Reply

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