Resumes Are So Last Decade

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.

Do you have any job search tips? Share them in the comments section below!

  • Doris Appelbaum

    There are some people who are SO private that you don’t know a thing about them. Post whatever you want, but know that it is public information. When I write resumes for my clients, I omit anything that might be controversial.

    • KPMc

      But that doesn’t address employers assumptions when they find out someone DOESN’T have social media accounts. It is getting to the point where those of us without them are looked upon with suspicion when I think it is just common sense and professionalism.

      Today’s youth is leading us down an unforgiving ,shallow road!

  • KPMc

    Continuing society’s downward trend of professionalism (or lack thereof).

    Doesn’t anyone separate their private lives from their professional lives anymore or is every detail of personal minutia suitable for public consumption?

    What do employers assume about me when I tell them I don’t have Facebook, Twitter or Tumblr (whatever that is) accounts? I can see being part of a professional networking site but personal details should NOT be a part of that.

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