Frank resumes

Some people argue that the era of Facebook and Google means the end of privacy.  Few of us have completely avoided these firms.  Most of us have trusted these sites (and similar) with extremely private details about our social, professional and romantic lives.  As Facebook and Google learn more and more about each of us, will there come a day where nothing is private?

In a future where privacy is no more, how will that affect job hunting?  What will the 22nd century resume look like?  If nothing can be kept secret, the resume of the future might have to be brutally honest.  Under “Personal Interests”, some people might put down “binge-watching Netflix shows” instead of “Hiking”.  Under “Employment”, others will admit “taking care of an ailing grandmother” in addition to formal work.

My interests are jogging, reading and mindlessly scrolling through Reddit for hours.

My interests are jogging, reading and mindlessly scrolling through Reddit for hours.

Assuming there are still resumes in the 22nd century, they might just be convenient one-paper summaries of a prospective job seeker’s true personality, background and interests.  That’s a good thing, right?