Should I have displayed my CV online?

(Update: My apologies to Pat Law for putting her profile here. When I saw the details on FB, it didn't occur to me it was full public or for friends only. For that, I admit my mistake and I hope you can accept my apology.)

Call me thick skin here, but I believed Patricia Law of Ogilvy might be referring to my decision to put up my CV or resume on this blog.

Putting up CVs online isn’t something very new.

In the Web1.0 days, you saw websites with pages that shouts “MY CV”.

Now, in Web2.0, your CV can come in many forms, but a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.

Both your FB and LinkedIn account are also your CV. Did you know if you are looking to do a quick CV, all you need to do is go to your profile page and clicked download as PDF?

Besides, if your CV is in the hand of headhunters, I wouldn’t be surprised if it has been passed around from Headhunter to Employer.

Go to Pat Law’s blog and take part in her poll. It would be great to see the numbers at the end of the day.


  1. Anonymous  

    December 17, 2008 at 11:33 AM

    wouldn't that be thin skinned?

  2. J1  

    December 17, 2008 at 2:45 PM

    Depends whether you're in a position of strength vis-a-vis the marketplace. If you are, then less is more. If you're not, then beggars can't be choosers.

  3. Anonymous  

    December 17, 2008 at 3:08 PM

    Thick skinned -> Thick wallet
    Thin skinned -> Thin wallet

    Although, studies have always shown that if you equate your self-worth to money, you will rich, but never happy.

    So, money or happiness, which do you choose?

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