D uring recession the job market dynamics have experienced a sea change , both from the employer and the jobseeker point of view. Organisations and professionals are adopting new tools and technique to market themselves and to effectuate a clear understanding of “ what they are ” and “ what they are looking for ”, therefore, it is critical to the recruitment and career strategy (of the employer and the job seeker respectively) to optimize the use of various tools.
Traditional definitions of “active” and “passive” job seeker too is changing, as professionals are symbiotically interconnected combined, with the ever increasing presence of internet, all are more receptive to discuss career & opportunities (quasi-passive or quasi-active)
Similarly, resumes are no more the traditional resumes, they are now a “career portfolio”, reflecting the education, skills, jobs, achievements, interests, and MORE.. the professional recommendation, web profiles, authenticity, peaks..etc.. everything a person has aggrandized professionally
What is Resfolio? Resfolio is not just a resume but we call it “ Resume + Portfolio ”. What is a Portfolio? Portfolio is nothing but a “career portfolio”. Career portfolios are used to plan, organize and document education, work samples and skills. People use career portfolios to apply to jobs, apply to college or training programs, get a higher salary, show transferable skills, and to track personal development. They are more in-depth than a resume, which is used to summarize the above in one or two pages. Career portfolios serve as proof of one's skills, abilities, and potential in the future. Career portfolios are becoming common in high schools, college, and workforce development. It should be personal and contain critical information. Items that should be included include (but are not limited to) personal information, evaluations, sample work, and awards and acknowledgments. Career portfolios are often kept in a simple three-ring binder or online as an Electronic portfolio and updated often. A career portfolio is used as a marketing tool in selling yourself for personal advancement. In some industries, employers or admission offices commonly request a career portfolio, so it is a wise idea to have an updated one on hand .(Source: Wikipedia)
Why do we call “Resfolio” a portfolio? Does it have more of “resume” or “portfolio”? The fact is that “Resfolio” is not just a portfolio. Portfolios effectively and descriptively manage to present the facts and details of a career. But, they are bigger in size and content; it becomes difficult to manage such files while interacting with the recruiters and employers. Hence there is a need for a portfolio which does the work of a resume. Resfolio: While the look; presentation will be of a resume the approach is to create a portfolio of the candidate. The resfolio means the complete set: Covering letter, 2/3 page Resfolio, ASCII resfolio (and the optional “ Visual Resfolio ”) or can denote the “resume” per se as mentioned above.
What are the differences between a typical “resume” and “resfolio”? Resume Resfolio 1+ page write up 1+ page effectively “ branding ” write up with covering letter and ASCII version Resume approach Portfolio Approach: Contains Web profile, accreditation, testimonials Mostly passive, common words used Active, powerful, reasonable words used Robotic approach Personalized, marketable yet politically correct and acceptable format and wordings Common look and styling Attractive look & styling (2-3 page write up & covering letter) No branding benefits Resfolio tries to position a candidate by highlighting “what different from others” he/she brings to the table – hence an attempt is made to assist the candidate in creating his/ her own brand. “ Resume” is common “ Resfolio” brand itself creates a distinction. And it is gradually earning its own credibility. No additional services attached Telephonic updation assistance, 1 updation in an year. Career development inputs.
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