Publishing curriculum vitae using weblog: An investigation on its usefulness, ease of use, and behavioral intention to use

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International Journal of Social and Human Sciences 01/2012; 6:199-204.


In this cyber age, the job market has been rapidly transforming and being digitalized. Submitting a paper-based curriculum vitae (CV) nowadays does not grant a job seeker a high employability rate. This paper calls for attention on the creation of mobile Curriculum Vitae or m-CV (, a sample of an individual CV developed using weblog, which can enhance the job hunter especially fresh graduate’s higher marketability rate. This study is designed to identify the perceptions held by Malaysian university students regarding m-CV grounded on a modified Technology Acceptance Model (TAM). It measures the strength and the direction of relationships among three major variables – Perceived Ease of Use (PEOU), Perceived Usefulness (PU) and Behavioral Intention (BI) to use. The finding shows that university students generally accepted adopting m-CV since they perceived m-CV to be more useful rather than easy to use. Additionally, this study has confirmed TAM to be a useful theoretical model in helping to understand and explain the behavioral intention to use Web 2.0 application-weblog publishing their CV. The result of the study has underlined another significant positive value of using weblog to create personal CV. Further research of m-CV has been highlighted in this paper.

Citation (APA 6th ed.):
Ch’ng, P. E., Mah, B. Y., & Ch’ng, P. C. (2012). Publishing curriculum vitae using weblog: An investigation on its usefulness, ease of use, and behavioral intention to use. International Journal of Social and Human Sciences, 6, 199–204. Retrieved from

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  • Dr Mah Boon Yih asked a question in Blogger:
    What are your findings on using blogs for educational/pedagogical/instructional purposes?
    Based on my previous studies as shown in the links below, blogs are perceived to be more useful rather than easy-to-use for online journal writing among Malaysian undergraduates with and without hands-on experience. The same findings also appear in Malaysian university diploma students, who have been exposed to using blogs for journal writing and CV writing in different studies.

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      ABSTRACT: The web log is an exceptionally valuable tool for the teaching of second language writing, particularly written communication skills (Johnson, 2004; Wu, 2005). More and more international educators have applied this easy-to-use technology to classroom instruction and language learning (Campbell, 2003; Johnson, 2004). However, what is largely unknown is Malaysian students’ reaction to writing web logs in English as a Second Language (ESL) classrooms. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the perception of writing web logs among Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) HM115 diploma students who took the BEL311 English course in their third semester based on the three Technology Acceptance Model (TAM) variables. Specifically, the study sought to identify whether the two TAM determinants,Perceived Ease of Use (PEOU) and Perceived Usefulness (PU), affected the students’ behavioural intention (BI) to use web logs for specific writing tasks. This study employed Davis’s TAM (1989) and its questionnaire-based measurement instrument and three hypotheses were formulated based on the objectives of the study. The pilot test’s result confirmed the reliability of the modified TAM-based questionnaire. The findings showed that students accept writing web logs as a classroom activity since they perceived online journals to be more useful rather than easy to use. Additionally, the findings revealed that TAM can be used to diagnose and interpret the attitude of new technology users and most importantly, PEOU, PU, and BI were positively and highly correlated at a significant level. These results did not reject the three proposed hypotheses. Citation (APA 6th ed.): Mah, B. Y., & Er, A. N. (2009). Writing Web logs in the ESL classroom: A study of student perceptions and the Technology Acceptance Model. Asian Journal of University Education (ACRULeT), 5(1), 47–70. Retrieved from
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