LinkedIn, your digital CV
Traditionally, when you want to apply for a job offer, the first thing you do is send your Curriculum Vitae (CV), a document summarizing your skills, studies, experience, languages, driving licenses… This summary is what the human resources departments will receive and assess whether you fit the offer.
Nowadays, these paper CVs (or PDFs) are becoming less and less common. LinkedIn is becoming the tool to find employment, being able to apply for jobs and establish labor relations forces us to have an updated and attractive CV in this social network. We can say that LinkedIn is already our virtual resume.
CV as we know it
CVs as we know them have some major problems that are difficult to overcome. It is relatively common to lie on these documents. Many of these documents are “made up” by adding language levels, driving licenses or even university degrees. This practice is known as resume padding. It is completely legal, but it usually has severe employment consequences when it is discovered.
In order to verify this data, companies can only call the companies or training centers, ask for the candidate and corroborate all the data in the document, this is a slow process that involves the intervention of several agents. This is a serious problem for human resources departments.
LinkedIn, a social network?
LinkedIn was born in 2003 as an online job search portal. Since then the platform has been improving and adding tools to make the experience better for recruiters and job seekers.
Today, it is the platform of choice for B2B content and the premier portal for making job connections, staying informed and connected, and searching for and finding jobs.
It is a hub that connects different professionals and companies with more than 30 million companies and present in 200 countries.
Moreover, it has a way of working very similar to social networks, specifically Facebook, we can share content to organize events while maintaining the vocation of job search portal.
LinkedIn, a job portal.
Like any online job search portal, it allows you to create your profile with your CV and detailed explanations of your work experience, qualifications, specific skills, etc. In summary, we can decide that LinkedIn is very similar to the other social networks, totally oriented to business, networking, finding a job and everything related to the world of work.
All the data you put in your “CV” on the platform is relatively easy to verify, since most companies or educational centers are present on the network and you can communicate directly with them. You can still make up your CV, but it is much easier to validate and detect these exaggerations.
Your CV with Certtun
Blockchain technology has completely changed the way of verifying the veracity of training and skills. With Certtun, and thanks to the possibility of issuing titles, badges and certificates with this technology, it becomes impossible to lie and make up in the titles, studies and skills.
All training certificates that have been made with this type of technology are totally unique and unforgeable, they can be shared from the students’ personal wallets and employers can review them just by scanning the QR code included in these certificates.
If LinkedIn is the future for job search, Certtun and blockchain-enabled certifications are the future for trainings and CVs. Titles, diplomas or badges can be issued in a much more dynamic way, are impossible to forge, can be easily shared and integrated into employment platforms such as LinkedIn.