Replacing resumes with tweets

Job seekers will come up with all sorts of creative ways to have their resumes stand out amongst the crowd – from special paper and personal videos to even arts and crafts. One resourceful job prospect outlined his credentials on the back of a baby shampoo bottle when applying for a position as Johnson & Johnson. But now, how we apply for jobs and how we hire the best talent is one more aspect of life that social media is influencing.

Many technology and marketing companies are challenging the traditional job application process by replacing resumes and conventional in-person interviews with Twitterveiws. That’s right, organizations are now hiring based on 140-character responses on Twitter.

“The Web is your resume. Social networks are your mass references,” says Vala Afshar, Chief Marketing Officer at the tech firm Enterasys Networks who is currently hiring for a six-figure, senior social media strategist position solely through Twitter responses.

While a CEO or a college professor won’t get hired based on this practice, click here to see how tweets are quickly becoming the hiring model for companies that are seeking tech savvy and marketing employees.

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