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Resumes Are So Last Decade

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Recruiter looks at resume (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Recruiter looks at resume (file / credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - New York is taking on Silicon Valley and if you’re looking for a job, especially in the high-tech field, the traditional resume might not be enough to get you in the door.

WCBS 880’s Steve Knight On The Story

Some big high-tech companies are bypassing resumes, at least initially.

This new – and growing – trend is developing because employers want to know what the Wall Street Journal’s Rachel Silverman calls a job candidate’s “online presence.”

“So that could be a Twitter account or a Facebook account or a Tumblr, a blog, a website, anything that shows that the candidate is digital,” she told WCBS 880 reporter Steve Knight.

Silverman says a candidate’s online presence can often reveal more about an applicant’s real personality than a resume can.

A traditional resume, and an interview, would come later in the process.

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