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Are resumés dead?

Well, yes and no. In these days of all things Internet, can something so static – so “last century” – still be relevant? No, not on paper. Maybe, via pdf, so corporate filtering software can search for keywords. Yes, when they are ‘profiles’.

Welcome to web 2.0, aka, social networking. You know – Facebook, LinkedIn, MySpace, etc. Your profiles are now your new [online] resumés. Recruiters and employers can learn so much more from your online profiles than a bunch of text on an overly formatted sheet of chronology. They can purvey photos, vids, comments – you name it. The down side? Well, keep your profile clean and legit because even if you don’t want strangers to scout you out, they will anyway.

See these other sources I found on this subject:
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