Tuesday, April 9, 2013

A New Résumé Might Go Through Twitter?

By Rachel Emma Silverman and Lauren Weber
The Wall Street Journal
April 9, 2013

As social media sites like Twitter start becoming more popular, a new job opportunity starts to arise. New job titles like "Social Media Manager," have become available over the past year. These types of jobs didn't exist a couple of years ago, but now there is an increasing demand for people who know the ins and outs of social media. Twitter is giving employers an edge on finding candidates and getting in contact with them.

"Twitter, which was founded in 2006, isn't yet revolutionizing recruiting, but some employers are already using it to a great advantage, citing quick, direct contact with candidates and access to broad networks." There might be some confusion in this tactic, as there really aren't rules on how to recruit people through social media. Also this raises the question on how someone can put their entire résumé in just 140 characters?

"Vala Afshar, Enterays' chief marketing officer, says he's convinced that Twitter recruiting is the way to go. "I am fairly certain I am going to abandon the résumé process," he says. "The Web is your CV and social networks are your references."

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