With an ailing worldwide economy, job losses left, right and center, and an increasing difficulty to step up to the careers ladder, universities should employ more funding and better efforts into increasing their students' potentials; publishing resumes and curriculum vitaes on their own public sites.
With websites such as LinkedIn, which promote job prospects by not only publishing resumes and details of employment and education, but also allows you to connect with others at the same workplaces and build a rapport with past and present colleagues and friends.
With a rising number of university applications in the UK, more and more students need to gain higher ground on the job front market. It's almost, I'd say, the responsibility of universities to assist in any way possible the future of their students once they have graduated, but not enough is being done.
Based on my concept above, with a behind-the-scenes with simple fields which are published into a database, and an extensive student records system which universities need to have anyway, filling in certain fields and semi-automatically generated pages wouldn't be too difficult. Students, this way, have little to nothing to lose.
With an ever growing digital divide between older generations and the younger generation, the hesitation to visit a website for some may be difficult to muster; understandable, when a previous resume system when they are submitted by hand is understandable and easy.
Are you a struggling student trying to find work? Do you want universities to help promote your skills to the world? Is the Internet the best way to go about it? Have your say in the comment section.