The New Résumé: It’s 140 Characters

April 9th, 2013 / No Comments »

By Rachel Emma Silverman and Lauren Weber

Twitter is becoming the new job board. It is also becoming the new résumé.

Fed up with traditional recruiting sites and floods of irrelevant résumés, some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, hunt for candidates and research applicants.

Job seekers, in turn, are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.

Twitter, which was founded in 2006, isn’t yet revolutionizing recruiting, but some employers are already using it to great advantage, citing quick, direct contact with candidates and access to broad networks…….