Is Twitter Killing The Resume?
The death of paper resumes has been predicted ever since the advent of email. And now some tech-savvy employers are even refusing to look at traditional resumes or conduct in-person interviews, instead relying on applicants' postings on Twitter in the pursuit of top talent.
Known in some circles as Twitterviews, the ability to sell yourself in 140 characters or less is the latest trend in hiring -- at least among high-tech firms. They include Salem, N.H.-based Enterasys, USA Today reports. The networking company's chief marketing officer, Vala Afsha, says that he's only considering tweets in assessing who's the best candidate for the six-figure, senior social media strategist position he's looking to fill by April 1.