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Tomorrow's Talent - The CV of the future
AI, automation, robotics and human enhancement technologies are offering exciting new ways to push business forward and the skills which people need are changing all the time. Use this tool to see what a typical CV in your sector looked like in 2000, what it looked like in 2018, and what it may look like in 2030.
Bio - Back in 2000 the personal info section of most entry level CVs included full contact details, often accompanied by a less than professional email address.
22 High Street, Newport NP10 9JS
Landline: 01399 886 668
Mobile: 09772 772 227
Landline: 01399 886 668
Mobile: 09772 772 227
Experience not specific to a certain sector was still commonly included on a CV in 2000. As were school-arranged work placement weeks and extra-curricular activities such as gap years.
- Weekends volunteering at homeless shelter in Histon (2000)
- Work experience at PageGroup, shadowing the HR Director (two weeks, July 1999)
- Part-time front of house at the Cambridge Library (1997-1998)
Even basic IT skills were worth including on an entry level CV at the turn of the millennium, along with standard office competencies such as photocopying. Conversational language abilities also commonly featured.
- ICT: Resumix, Fax machine, and email administration
- Office skills: good telephone manner, filing, database management, proofreading, collating new clippings
- Foundation level French
CVs still commonly included a full set of exam results stretching back as far as GCSEs, as well as hobbies and interests – often completely unrelated to the role being applied for.
- 5 GCSEs A-C – English, History, Music, Sociology, Science
- Life saver award – lifesaver theory and lifesaver in-water skills
- Scouts - Sixer
A modern bio is now a collection of online profiles which serve as proof of candidate’s abilities, social connections and endorsements. Links to LinkedIn and Twitter, along with blog URLs containing examples of previous work, are commonplace.
Apprenticeships, internships and temp positions working in a chosen field are a great way to get relevant experience – and this is what employers often require for when hiring at the entry level these days.
- Three-month internship at Gym Club’s General Office in Central London (2019)
- One month Human Resources placement at communications company in Newmarket (2018)
- Waiter at Leeds Coffee House (2016-2017)
Entry level candidates of today are expected to have already begun to develop a set of core competencies, whether that’s software packages that go beyond the Microsoft suite or soft skills, such as being able to present ideas or prioritise tasks.
- Software: Workday, BambooHR, Sage People
- Strong time management, flexibility, and problem solving skills, presentation
- Bilingual – English and Mandarin
In 2017, many students study degrees with a clear direction and pursue sector specific education. Post graduate degrees which see candidates specialise further are also more common.
- (BA) Human Resource Management
- Level 7 Diploma in Human Resource Management
- Finalist on University Challenge
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In 2030, your online profile will be centralised and potential employers will be able to access your personal metrics in order to gauge your suitability. These profiles may well be anonymous in order to remove unconscious bias among employers.View my live metrics: 63510.live.profile
The growth of robotics and AI may well result in mass workplace automation by 2030 – but these futuristic platforms will still need be managed by humans. Meanwhile, proving your skills in an entrepreneurial side gig won’t just be desirable – it’ll be a must.
- Data analyst for HR AI start-up Human Touch, temp contract: (2029-present)
- Back room remote HR Executive (2028-2029)
- Co-creator of HR At Home app (side gig)
The advent of bio-hacking, the merging of human and machine, will see a range of biological enhancements that will enable us to perform tasks far more efficiently. This will be needed in order to manage the complex, interconnected automation and AI systems of the future.
- Advanced tech: data analytics, deep learning, VR, AR, CR
- Level 1 certification in automation
- Enhanced memory (cranial mediation module – X series)
The rapid evolution of technology is only likely to speed up and as such the workplace will follow suit. Job roles will change quickly and in order to keep up, ‘nano-degrees’ - accelerated periods of study - will be undertaken throughout one’s career.
- Relevant nano degrees: leadership (summer 2027), Human Resource Automation (winter 2028), and behavioural economics (spring 2030)
- Advanced Learning Ability Score: 91
- Social Impact Rating: 4.9 (including a personal lifetime CSR score of 7.8)