- They are subjective. It's hard to decide what to put on a resume about yourself.
- There's no way to know if you are doing it right. Everyone has a different opinion as to what should be included and how it should be formatted.
- They are text-intensive. (Yawn!) People get bleary-eyed reading them.
- They need to be updated a lot. With the average tenure at a job just 18 months, a resume needs to be added to regularly. However, most people fail to remember where they kept their resume file and end up starting over each time they need to look for work.
- They don't really showcase a person properly. A good resume can be made by a bad candidate and a great candidate can have a lousy resume.
1) Consistency. A job seeker can keep track of all their work history in real-time and showcase their accomplishments in one easy-to-access place.
2) Quality. A job seeker who is not 'design savvy' can create a decent online resume by following the steps offered by the technology. No more comparing 'apples to oranges' - a standard format will make it easy for the hiring manager to assess each candidate fairly.
3) Credibility. An on-line resume immediately adds to a job seeker's personal brand on-line, making it easier for employers to find and verify their candidacy on the Internet (something 4 out of 5 hiring managers check up on).