Hundreds and thousands of CVs received on a weekly basis...and time has become such a precious and rare resource. There is no sufficient time to process, categorize and distinguish good CVs for relevant openings. The rising 'fashion' of social networking tools have made us, recruiters, more active in sourcing talent for our client companies. So, what do we do?
Let me quote and refer to a recent article uploaded at ERE.net, which expresses also my view of the current and future usage of CVs compared to other bio and profile resources:
..."My personal preference would be to have a professional chronological resume as “the” document (no colors; no pictures, please; substantial content in the “experience” section) and complement this with links to a number of profiles, if my client says that they would be interested in that. But looking into the future, could it happen that a submission of a candidate will not have a resume but will be done with a set of online professional profile links accompanied by a job-specific questionnaire?
So, will resumes become obsolete in their current form? What do you think?"