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A modern bio is now a collection of online profiles which serve as proof of a 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 look for when hiring at the entry level these days.
Candidates of today are expected to have already started to develop their set of core competencies. These core skills may include software packages that go beyond Microsoft Office Suite, or soft skills such the ability to present ideas to groups, or prioritise tasks.
In 2018, 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.
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.
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.
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.
CVs still commonly included a full set of exam results as well as hobbies and interests – often completely unrelated to the role being applied for.