Social media is shredding the traditional organized list of accomplishments.
It used to be that composing a quality résumé and wearing pants to a job interview were critical to a successful job hunt. But that’s changing. Well, one of them is. Hiring managers are increasingly looking toward web presence to gauge what they have to offer…
Instead of asking for résumés, the New York venture-capital firm—which has invested in Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and other technology companies—asked applicants to send links representing their “Web presence,” such as a Twitter account or Tumblr blog. Applicants also had to submit short videos demonstrating their interest in the position.
Union Square says its process nets better-quality candidates —especially for a venture-capital operation that invests heavily in the Internet and social-media—and the firm plans to use it going forward to fill analyst positions and other jobs.
Companies are increasingly relying on social networks such as LinkedIn, video profiles and online quizzes to gauge candidates’ suitability for a job. While most still request a résumé as part of the application package, some are bypassing the staid requirement altogether.
Do you think that the age of the résumé is over?