(EMAILWIRE.COM, September 15, 2011 ) Singapore, SN -- With the present state of the economy, job seekers are resorting to radical measures to get noticed. Carrier pigeons are being sought out as a means to stand out from the crowd. People hopefully for a new job will apply to dozens of jobs every day across the country, just hoping that they can find a decent job. But amidst all of these efforts, those on the streets are showing that it's the people who are willing to write a clear, concise
CV that are seeing the best results from the efforts.
This begs the question- why do most people not know about this? How can it be that the vast majority of Americans think that having a good resume is the best thing that you can do to get a good job? Could it be that the education system is lacking? Are career counselors misinformed about what actually works and what doesn't? Or is it simply a cultural change that education hasn't caught up with yet?
Most likely it is all of the above. Even though most people understand that writing a clear CV can be beneficial to landing a good job, they may not realize all of the positive consequences that can come from it. One of the main reasons for this is that a clear CV is thorough in explaining your past work history. Because you can discuss the work that you performed at your previous employer, you will be able to help your future employer understand your skills. Take note that you shouldn't have to explain why your skills are useful for the company. Instead, your cover letter is meant to do that! Your CV is just to explain what your skills are and how you've used them.
Even though the perception of many people is that a clear CV works better than a traditional resume these days, more research is necessary. It could be that after this recession is over, studies will show that the traditional resume is dead and has been replaced by the CV. Time may also indicate that the idea of a CV working better than a resume is hogwash, but it is too early to tell.