If you have kids that aren’t in high school yet, they’ll never need a resume.
Resumes are broken and they are dying (but not quickly enough).
By the time today’s 14-year old today starts a career, they will be judged more by their digital footprint and reputation than by a Word document outlining past job responsibilities.
So why don’t you own the domain name for all of your children?
For $10 / year (two Starbucks lattes) you can give your child the platform on which to build their personal brand. It could be a blog or pictures or even just a digital scrapbook or scratchpad. It will evolve. The point is not to make it perfect, it’s to realize that resumes and similar representations are going away quickly and a personal URL is flexible enough to be whatever the future requires.
[photo credit: Vince Alongi]