This week I’m talking to you about CVs (Curriculum Vitae), what they are and if your social media footprint is acting as a quasi CV for your business.
In today’s professional world, almost all consultants and freelancers may be asked to provide one. In the past decade we've seen an increase in demand for CV's.
But what exactly is a CV? Does Social Media play a factor in this?
And why CV's are being used more than a resume these days in the freelance consulting economy.
CV's actually date pretty far back when it comes to human history.
When I went to research its origins I was surprised to find out that it was none other than the famous Leonardo Da Vinci who was the first person to create the first version of what we know as a CV today.
Hence the latin name "Curriculum Vitae" which means............"The Course of Life"
Fast forward many centuries and you'll find that CV's continue to be used as a way for professionals to list their professional projects, skills and accomplishments.
Here's a good chart that the difference between a resume and a CV:
With technology, it's no question that social media has changed and shifted how we market our services and products to our clients.
While Cv's have not yet been entirely replaced, nor do I think they will be anytime in the near future, a modern CV can branch into many different verticals.
Like social media.
I know for a fact that some of my clients have looked to my social media before hiring me. It gives professionals the ability to have a kind of visual portfolio.
Social media sites can be an alternative way to showcase not only your services but reach out to new customers as well.
While it's not mandatory or essential to success in the modern market, Consultants and freelancers should start to see how social media can be viewed as another medium to showcasing their products and services.
I discuss this further on this episode of The Pricing is Positioning Podcast and tune in until the end because I even give you some tips I used to craft my own CV!
In this episode I discuss:
-Why you need a CV
-The difference between a CV and a resume
-Is Social Media is the new CV?
-Tips I give for crafting the best CV for you