18 November 2010
Traditional CVs have been a powerful recruitment tool for centuries, but with such limited space it's not possible to communicate all your skills and experience on a few sheets of paper. An augmented reality CV (AR CV) displays each of the elements of a CV using virtual computer-generated imagery, enabling you to showcase your portfolio in an engaging, informative way. And so to celebrate the launch of this development in jobseeking we ran a competition to give two IT specialists the chance to have their own CVs brought to life using AR.
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Meet the judges and see the winning CVs here
But why did we do it? Well, in the current economic climate it can be tough for candidates to get noticed. Nothing shows this better than a spate of CV gimmicks, from the guys who displayed a giant copy of his CV at Trafalgar Square to Alec Brownstein who landed his dream job by buying the names of his favourite creative advertising directors on Google AdWords. And so, augmented reality – the idea of combining live video with computer-generated data and visualisations – has attracted widespread attention among tech enthusiasts in recent years. We're already seeing AR business cards, AR mobile apps, even AR music videos, and the potential of this technology is limitless.