One of my least favourite things when looking for a job is writing my resume (CV). I don’t mind the actual search through the ads. I am fine with writing motivation letters, especially when I am, you know, actually motivated. 😀 But I hate, hate, hate writing my curriculum vitae. It would not be bad if I updated it often, but I once found myself without any old versions and I had to write one from scratch. Worst case scenario came through.
What did I do? I turned to social networks for reminds about what I did and what kind of projects I was a part of. I have some of that information on LinkedIn and some on Facebook. I browsed through my Facebook groups (one per project) and I pulled out the data. I could have saved a lot of time if I had known about Splinter.ME.
Splinter.ME – The Match-Maker for Jobs!
Splinter.ME was created to automatically collect your personal information that is available on different social platforms. It then gives you an environment allowing you to design what your profile looks like. You can use these services for free, but there is more!
The cool thing is that the system learns what you spend your time with and what your interests are based on your activities in the networks you are signed up to! Based on that information, Splinter.ME hopes to provide optimized search results for rectuiters because it knows much more about you than your normal CV would know.
Interview with the CEO Ahmed El.Hussaini
So as an example, if you share links on entrepreneurship and startups in Africa it learns that you are obviously interested in startups in Africa. It will be reflected in your profile, but not in a bold sense be pasting tags or something similar in your profile. Far more it will help the splinter search engines and algorithms find you when someone is seeking someone with your experience in a specific area, your interests, knowledge with a specific tool or similar.
If you are interested in more information, you can check out the video of the interview. Do no forget to sign up for Splinter.ME and tell us how you liked it in the comments!