Interesting read in WSJ today on how some firms are focusing less, if at all, on a job candidate’s resume.
From WSJ: Instead of asking for résumés, the New York venture-capital firm—which has invested in Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and other technology companies—asked applicants to send links representing their “Web presence,” such as a Twitter account or Tumblr blog. Applicants also had to submit short videos demonstrating their interest in the position.
What exactly does this mean for you? Consider where you are applying and do some research. As the article points out, Google still reads resumes. But they read them from the bottom up. (Read full WSJ story here.) If you are applying somewhere that wants a web presence, it may be time to start blogging. See some additional ideas, here..