More Employers Demand Twitter-Like Brevity On Applications

Brazen Life
Woman and man looking at paperwork
Woman and man looking at paperwork

By Jen Glantz

The days of lengthy cover letters and bulleted resumes are fading as employers ask job applicants to present their case in a modern and challenging way -- by describing themselves and why they are a perfect fit for a job in 150 characters or less. Borrowing from the style of Twitter (which maxes out at 140 characters) and similar to a quick-and-to-the-point elevator pitch, this new request forces you to carefully select words and summarize your most important skills.