Somewhere and the AntiCV

If our mission to was create a better CV (and it’s not) then we would have failed by now. — Duncan Gough of Somewhere

Early last year I called Somewhere — a new take on business networks — the LinkedIn for the new way of work, saying

Instead of a CV and the paperchase of endorsements, Somewhere is a highly visual, social, and story-filled way to learn about others, and present yourself in your own way.

Somewhere’s Duncan Gough makes the strawman statement about Somewhere, and what they’ve learned:

What we’ve learned is that people are becoming accustomed to talking around their work. The provocations we have which are focussed on how you get to work, conferences you recommend, great start-up advice and good books, for example, are much more popular than the provocations about what do you, who you work with, and often, how you really work.

If our mission to was create a better CV (and it’s not) then we would have failed by now. But it is our belief that the resume is irrelevant, because work counts for more than a job title and an unbroken list of employment.

And Duncan’s point is that we don’t need a better CV, instead we need to know what others value, and how they interact with others around the new way of work.

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Founder, Work Futures. Editor, GigaOm. My obsession is the ecology of work, and the anthropology of the future.

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