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What will the CV of 2030 look like?

Dictated by changes in technology, the workplace is also evolving. It would make sense, therefore, that hiring norms are too.

Soon, paper CVs will become a thing of the past as will the name, age and gender data atop them – as diverse hiring becomes the standard, rather than a pipe dream and high-tech hiring will take its place.

But what will the CV look like in 2030? According to predictions from PageGroup, working with trends forecasters Foresight Factory, the 2030 CV will be startlingly different.

Defined by digitization, mixed-media, bio-metrics and automation, Oliver Watson, Executive Board Director at PageGroup, noted that candidates who want to ‘get the job’ will need to ensure that they’ve got digital knowledge.

He has said: “If candidates want to remain employable and even jump to the head of the pack, they will need to be able to demonstrate that they are a user of digital tools. Simply writing experience with digital on a CV will not be enough. Those who are upskilling by undertaking training in their own time are ultimately going to get a head start.

“Whether it is machine learning, AI, or other digital factors, maintaining a productive and highly skilled workforce will enable businesses to truly understand the impact of new technologies and adjust strategies accordingly.”

Items on the imagined 2030 CV include:

  • Anonymous ID number + personal imprint
  • Practical experience working with chatbots and human interface technology
  • Advanced Learning Ability Score (/100)
  • Social Impact Rating (/10)


With increased automation, the new jobs landscape will emphasise how people and machines can work most effectively together to complement each other’s skills.

Employees will have to display strong human-to-machine communication skills, including the technical ability to work with all forms of automation, AI and robotics by listing practical experience working with non-human ‘colleagues’ and automated systems. Technical qualifications and certifications in these areas will be ‘the new diploma’.

Liquid Skills

As technology continues to change the workforce, employees will need to work flexibly and learn quickly by acquiring new skills, dropping old ones and continually updating their skillset to stay relevant.

CVs will need to show a vast array of technical and human skills which could be applied to any role, and single specialism, long-term degrees will be replaced by multiple, shorter-length ‘nano-degrees’. With learning ability, a valuable attribute, a scoring system might develop to differentiate candidates.


To compete with the computing power of machines, some workers may choose to augment or upgrade their minds and bodies. A future a waits in which smart implants, DNA-derived treatments, high-performance prosthetic and memory-enhancing components are commonplace, and CVs boast of the latest ways candidates have bio-hacked their skill-sets.

Source: Recruitment Grapevine

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