What is augmented reality?
It might sound mysterious but in fact augmented reality (AR) is something we already take for granted.
Whenever you see newsreaders interacting with infographics, that's AR. It's a technology that synchs flesh-and-blood video with computer-generated graphics and audio to support and enrich the final experience.
Previously, the expensive technology required to mesh videos and graphics was only available to broadcasters and media outlets with deep pockets. But over the past two years, AR has come within reach of all types of developers and consequently its applications are growing. You can see it being used in music videos, tattoos and even business cards.
But might AR have a role in the recruitment process? Could it help jobseekers break out of the confines of A4 paper and present their CVs in a brand new way? Here at CWJobs, we thought we'd find out...
To showcase how AR might be used in recruitment, we worked with a team of designers, animators, video editors and developers to set about creating the world's first augmented reality CV for two lucky winners.
We gave two IT specialists the chance to have their own CVs brought to life using AR! Our expert panel of judges, including David Clarke, CEO of the BCS, and Tim Anderson, renowned tech journalist, recently met to select our winners.
Click here to see the winning CVs in action.
Manoj Radhakrishnan, a PRINCE2 and SCRUM Certified Technical Project Manager, is our professional winner, and Jason Mayes, a hybrid developer who set up his own consultancy, is our graduate winner. Both IT specialists wowed the judges with their far-reaching experience and impressive achievements.
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