Saturday, February 1, 2014

Mobile Curriculum Vitae (m-CV)

Mobile Curriculum Vitae or m-CV (http://m-curriculumvitae.blogspot.com) is a Web-based CV offering people a more effective way of CV writing, editing, storing, and presentation. It is developed on weblog that can be displayed in both web and mobile versions. By publishing the CV online, the users can print or view the CV via Internet using various mobile devices such as smart phone, tablet PC, net book and laptop. Although the traditional CV is still being practiced until today, the self-marketing strategy is now shifting gears. This is due to the revolution of information and technology that has encouraged the value of ICT applications in our everyday lives (Mohammad et al, 2007). Besides, personal computers or laptops which now replace type-writers are mostly available at home to make CV editing and CV preparation more flexible. Since a well-prepared CV enhances the chances of graduates in getting an interview (Hesse, 2006; Middleton, 2007), this highlights the significant touch of IT towards generations.

A study was conducted in a form of survey to investigate the acceptance of m-CV on a group of 200 diploma students in one of the Malaysian universities-Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Penang Campus using questionnaires based on Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). After conducting a two-hour seminar on the m-CV, a total of 191 questionnaires were collected. Descriptive analysis was done using SPSS based on 4 point Likert scale. The study found that m-CV was perceived to be more useful rather than ease of use. It reports on how far the diploma students are in favor of using the online method instead of the traditional way to create their CVs. The study attests the process involved in user acceptance of using information and communication technology (ICT) in the making of CV that can be modeled and predicted.
m-CV is presented in Invention, Innovation, & Design (IID) Penang on 10-11 September 2011 at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Penang Campus, Malaysia. An individual who wishes to create his or her own m-CV can sign up a consultation package. This includes the set up of personal m-CV hosted by Blogger.com (the m-CV owner’s copyright will be protected by Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License), content delivery, Web design, Web marketing,  and other technical issues. Click HERE to access m-CV.

*To find out how to create your m-CV, please click HERE to fill up the feedback form.