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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 01/2012; 6:199-204.

ABSTRACT 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 (http://m-curriculumvitae.blogspot.com), 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 http://www.waset.org/journals/waset/v62/v62-23.pdf

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