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Are Resumes Dead -- finally dead?

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http://executivepromotionsllc.com/resume-police/are-resumes-dead/ Are resumes dead? Hell, NO! Why do people think so? Lots of bad information out there,for example: CNN asks, "Are social media making resumes obsolete?" They're really confusing people. . . CNN asks, "What manager is going to make a hiring decision based on an e-mail resume, when they can browse your social media?" WRONG QUESTION! The resume does not decide "who gets hired" The resume decides "who gets interviewed" Very different questions! Here's a Classic Resume: You can scan it - eyeball it - in just a 6-10 secondsA reviewer can scan 50 of these in 10 minutes - and decide who gets called for a phone interview Now here's a so-called living resume. It's a big graphic posted on Pinterest. CNN story loves this It's graphical -- but not easy to read -- it's a data dump! Can you imagine trying to scan 50 of these "living resumes" in less than 10 minutes? Who do you call? Here's are 2 examples of "Infographic" resumes. Same problem: They are not easy to read. Just data dumps - No story. No results in context. Nothing memorable These new graphical formats do not replace the classic resume UNLESS your job target is computer graphics. In that case, "the medium is the message" and they might work. GOOD NEWS: Graphics can supplement a resume -- especially on your LinkedIn profile, for example Here's my linkedin profile on the right - I've posted videos, powerpoints, graphics lower right By the way, LinkedIN does not replace your resume -- LinkedIn IS your resume LinkedIN uses the same content as your classic resume -- just "old wine in new bottles" S Why do you need both? Classic resume and LinkedIN profile? = Same content, different uses For example, LinkedIN profile is a public broadcast - gives you ELECTRONIC SEARCHABILITY, MULTIMEDIA, NETWORKING - AND IT CAN TELL A TELL A PERSONAL STORY Your classic resume gives you privacy - not broadcast - and it's easier to read for humans - you get FORMATTING OPTIONS and PDF's portability What Do Future Resumes Look Like? Say, 5~10 Years From Now Resumes and LinkedIN profiles are here to stay -- in one form or another. NEW: Your ONLINE REPUTATION (aka your "personal brand") will dominate your resume & LinkedIN. NEW: Employers might not even need your resume -- they will already know all about you. They'll already have your info in their proprietary databases. In other words, "DON'T CALL US -- WE'LL CALL YOU!" (Maybe.) NEW: Start building your online reputation now, so employers can see you out there in the cloud, in their databases. In the Future, Your Online reputation IS your resume. Sometimes called your Personal Brand or your voice ... How do you build your reputation, aka your "brand"? That's the subject another video, but consider these: First, Acquire bonafide expertise in a niche, an area of interest that you're really passionate about. You cannot fake passionate interest. Second, Make yourself visible, for example: LinkedIn, videos, blog, portfolio website, Kindle book, social media, executive publicity, public speaking -- ... or any or all of the above. A handful of my clients are already doing this. I'm helping launch websites, video blogs, and so on. In a few years, everybody will be jumping on this bandwagon. Thank you for visiting! If you haven't already done so, please connect for future videos at www.ExecutivePromotionsLLC.com I sincerely wish you the very best of great luck ... AND ... REMEMBER ... THE next time you hear somebody, saying that resumes are dead, I hope you'll be singing my tune ...