Resumes have seen many changes as the workforce and its employers continue to evolve. Long gone are traditional biographies of all of your accomplishments dating back to the 8th grade. Employers are now gravitating towards eye-catching, visual experiences when hiring for most positions — no matter the field.
Sophia Amoruso has become a trailblazer in the new ever-evolving workplace and wants to share her experience with other women. The CEO of Girlboss has launched a professional online networking platform aimed at millennial women who are looking to enter the workforce. The platform allows women (and men) to network on a level that was not always available, and not to mention, it is completely free.
Each user has access to a network of thousands of women alike, including the world’s most influential business women and entrepreneurs. Career-based interaction is the key to this site’s success, allowing users to network and ask career-focused questions to other users. If this is not amazing enough, users will also be able to participate in digital-fireside chats with leaders and speakers.
“This is a place where honesty is mandatory and the commitment of everyone within the community is to learn, grow, and help one another,” Amoruso wrote to the platform.
Girlboss follows in the footsteps of others like its kind, such as Bumble and Dreamers/Doers. Like Girlboss, these platforms encourage healthy opportunity and growth for millennial women in the workforce.
However, what sets Girlboss apart from the rest is that the platform focuses on helping users create their own personal “storyboards”, where you are able to share your story rather than focusing on traditional resumes.
“Girlboss is professional networking 2.0, a place that embraces the ambitions of the modern women, supporting a new generation of entrepreneurs, professionals, freelancers, creatives and future leaders. We’re creating a space for her to share not just what she does, but who she is. It’s an inclusive, free community that embraces her no matter where she is on her journey,” Amoruso says in an interview with The Ladders.
Steering away from traditional resumes may be the best thing that has happened to our career-driven society. With the introduction of platforms such as Girlboss, the opportunity for women in the workforce can only continue to grow.