Years ago, the internet was such a new concept that the majority of the public didn’t have direct access to it and using it to find a job was unheard of. Now, fast forwarding to present day, an online presence is in some cases crucial to even being considered for a position. From online portfolios to professional profiles, we are slowly becoming accustomed to putting our work history and experience on the web for anyone and everyone to see. In fact, recruiters are using this information to contact potential prospects now more than ever.
So what will happen to resume writing and hard copies down the road?
Well, a recent article suggests that there will be no need for those in the coming years. Your online presence may be enough for employers to decide whether or not they want you on their team. Social networking is becoming a norm and many companies are beginning to ask for inquires via email only; no phone calls. This means your presence on social media sites and the resume you build for yourself online needs to be a memorable and appropriate one.
Of course the most important part of this “new age” job search is creating a sense of passion for the position. Passion communicates that you are not only interested in the job, but would put forth your best effort if you were selected. According to the author of the article, “…Employers like to see people who are enjoying their work because they will be more productive and help foster a stronger corporate culture.” So, since meeting face to face and talking seem to not be an option until the interview process begins, a positive and professional presence throughout the internet is crucial!
Do you agree with the article? Why or why not?