In an increasingly online world, keeping a polished, up-to-date online presence is increasingly important. As a professional, however, the amount of time that is required to keep each profile up to speed is almost a job in and of itself.
Of course, these profiles have enabled myriad remarkable things to happen–collaborations between cross-globe individuals and entities who otherwise would have never been connected have resulted in life-changing, world-shifting inventions and innovation.
Yes, these apps and various platforms that have been designed to give access to opportunities and professional resources. Although they have also been designed make our lives easier and more convenient, they do come with their own set of maintenance requirements.
Additionally, users of apps designed for professionals–for example, LinkedIn, UpWork, and Remote.com–are often required to input the same information over and over again across different platforms.
In Professional Online Spheres, a Lack of Consistency Leads to Lack of Opportunity
Writing, or even copy-pasting pieces of your resume on seven different websites can take hours (and let’s be real: there’s only so many times that you can enter your entire work history since graduation before you want to pull your hair out.) This is valuable time that should ideally be spent on connecting with clients and working on projects.
The problem is that this is not just an annoyance–the consequences of not performing the required maintenance of these profiles can be drastic. Companies seeking to hire may overlook profiles that haven’t been properly updated. Everybody loses–professionals don’t get the opportunities they deserve, and companies don’t get the hires they need.
What’s more is that the storage of data on centralized servers means that users have essentially no control over their data. Companies who store professional data have the right to do with it as they please (as long as the user agrees to the terms of service). Data stored on centralized servers is also vulnerable to hacking–telephone numbers, email addresses, and credit card information can be stolen and used in identity theft.
An Interoperable Resume
Blockchain technology has been used to decentralize financial systems, governance, electricity distribution, and so many other things. Dock.io has developed another unique use case for blockchain–an open and connected platform that allows users to have total control over their data across multiple professional platforms.
DOCK tokens, the native cryptocurrency of the platform, are responsible for powering the network. The tokens are used to incentivize the sharing of data across platforms; users are granted tokens for increasing accessibility of their information. In other words, you get paid to update your profile.
Dock.io enables users to input their data across multiple platforms in a matter of seconds–an update to the platform means an update across all connected websites and applications.
What’s more is that this platform enables customer reviews and client feedback that’s been given on one website will now be transferable across platforms. In any professional sphere, reputation is absolutely vital. Using this interoperable network means that creating an online reputation across multiple platforms–an extremely time-consuming and cumbersome task–will no longer be necessary.
Industry Improvements for Talent and Talent Seekers
This is also beneficial for entities seeking new talent–horizontal access to data across all professional platforms means that recruiters will no longer have to pour through multiple online catalogues of profiles.
A keystone of the profiles maintained by Dock.io is also the fact that professional data on the platform must be verified by a third-party. Therefore, corporate entities seeking new hires can trust that the hires they are seeking are just as qualified as they say they are.
Accessibility and user-friendliness in the blockchain sphere have been long-standing issues with slow improvement. However, in anticipation of increased functionality, the platform has been designed to operate on an easy-to-use mobile dapp (a ‘decentralized app’.)
How Does Dock.io Function?
The Dock.io network and application are built on the Ethereum blockchain, and is therefore able to create Ethereum-based smart contracts.
Link to tweet: https://twitter.com/dock_io/status/969630050738880514
Applications connected to the platform are also given token rewards in exchange for creating new data points on the network.
DOCK token holders are also granted governance capabilities–they can create and introduce new proposals, as well as vote on the future of the network.
A Decentralized Future
There’s no shortage of new use cases for blockchain technology. What started as an esoteric fringe hobby for anarcho capitalists is now providing the opportunity to build systems that are increasingly relevant to everyday life.
Dock.io is one of these relevant platforms. If the firm can manage to execute the plan that it has laid out for itself, it could be a new key player in the recruitment industry–keep your eyes peeled.
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