The pastdecade has givenrise to life in a digital age and more and morepeople are spendinglargeportions of timeonline. According to Dan Schawbel, the author of "5 Reasons Why YourOnlinePresenceWillReplaceYourResume in 10 Years" on the Forbesblog, potential job seekersshoulddepend on an onlinepresence to enhancetheirchance for success in career. Whileonline job huntingcertainly has its advantages, it alsocausessomeconcerns.
As hardcopyresumes are stillaccepted, Schawbelpredictswithin the next 10 yearstheywillbecomeobsolete. He furthersuggests job huntersshouldacquiretheirfullname as the URL to allowtheirpotentialemployers to findthem on searchengines for bestresults. If job seekers don't want to have an onlinepresence, theywillhavefeweropportunities to get betterjobs. Schawbelcontinues to mentionthat a prospectiveemployer is reviewingyourprofiles to understandwhatkind of person you are outside the workplace. Schawbel's remarksliketheseindeedmake us uncomfortable. As one's personalinformation is available for anyone to see online, it is not surprising to know a job hunter's personallife, socialnetworkingprofiles or even a criminalrecord can be raided and scrutinized for a bankteller and bookstoremanagerposition!
One onlinenetworkingsitespecific to job findingthatSchawbelrecommends is Linkedln, whichbothemployers use to find top talent and job seekers use to leveragetheirnetwork. For a monthly fee, Linkedlnoffers job seekers a chance to stand out from the crowd by upgradingtheirprofiles. If you alreadyhavemoney to invest in yourLinkedlnprofile, you're on the fasttrack to makingmoremoney! For a recentuniversitygraduate, Linkedln is definitely not goodnews; instead, it makesthemfeellikelosers as they are starting a career.
Perhaps the mostannoyingaboutSchawbel's advice is thatindividualsbecomecommodities. By attempting to market our skills and talents, we are encouragingcompanies to treat us as nothingmorethanpossessions. While it becomes a trend to promoteourselvesonline to get a better job, we have to reflect on whether our regressionfromface-to-facecontactprevents our employersfromgiving us trueappreciation and treating us as uniqueindividuals!
【題組】56. What is the author's attitudetowardSchawbel's statement?
(A) The author is optimisticthat our talentwill be foundmoreeasily by a potentialboss.
(B) The author is worriedthatonlineresumeswilldegrade our overallvalue as an individual.
(C) The autherholds a hostileattitudetowardonlineresume in order to defendtraditionalpaperresumes.
(D) The authordoubtswhether it's a fairplaybecause the rich can alwaysshowcasetheirabilityonline.
37. Whichportfoliorefers to a selectivecollection of studentworks, teacherrecords, and standardizedperformanceassessment?
(A) An ownershipportfolio.
(B) A feedbackportfolio.
(C) An accountabilityportfolio.
(D) A showcaseportfolio.