This Man Got A Six-Figure Job Through Twitter (No Resume Required)

Bilal Jaffery
Bilal Jaffery

A few months ago, Vala Afshar, an exec at Enterasys, was looking to hire a director of social and digital marketing -- a position that came with a six-figure salary. Afshar made news when he said he wasn't accepting resumes and would only consider candidates who contacted him via Twitter.

There were 500 applicants and a short list of 15. The winner: Bilal Jaffery, who wowed Afshar from a first contact and has now been with the company a month. Neither would say that the traditional, paper resume is dead, although Afshar only gives it a handful of years, expecting something that will automatically update with links back to social media.