- CNN reports that résumés aren't nearly as critical to the job-seeking process as they once were.
- "The résumé has probably gone from about 40 percent of the hiring process to less than 10 percent," says one high-tech H.R. director.
- Job-seekers should instead spend their time networking and keeping their LinkedIn profiles updated and creative.
If you want a job, you need a résumé, right? Maybe not, argues CNN, which reports that recruiters are putting less emphasis on résumés when searching for job candidates. "The résumé has probably gone from about 40 percent of the hiring process to less than 10 percent," says Macy Andrews, senior director of human resources at tech giant Cisco. Instead, H.R. pros recommend that job-seekers constantly update and experiment with their online profiles on sites like LinkedIn, as well as find people within companies they'd like to work for to vouch for them.
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