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Friday, 06 July 2012 16:20

The death of the resume: The Bootstrapper Blog By Brad Lindenberg

The death of the resume

Companies who want to hire the best talent won’t be looking for credentials on one page.


They will demand a deeper insight into their candidates. Employers will want to see evidence of candidates’ enthusiasm for their profession.


The best way to understand a candidate is to look at their public internet presence.


Do they blog?


Do they tweet?


What are they blogging and tweeting about?


When hiring, a one-page resume doesn’t cut it. An interview won’t cut it. What will set the good apart from the great is a longstanding history of their thoughts and professional opinions and the best way to communicate that is by blogging.


As companies seek to hire candidates with an internet presence, those without one will need to lift their game and start creating a public professional web presence that conveys a sense of depth that an interview and resume simply cannot do justice to.

Brad Lindenberg founded Lind Golf which was acquired by He started the business with $500 no other outside investment. He has more than eight years of eCommerce and start-up experience.


He now runs Lind Ventures and is building BuyReply, an eCommerce platform designed to bridge the online and offline worlds of commerce. Brad shares his experience and insights of founding a start-up with minimal resources. Follow him on Twitter @bradlind.

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A silly statement the CV, or the non-professional Resume will be around for many years. Business models will, in my opinion, use online phycology applications along with the CV or non-professional resume. We must remember the resume replaced the old Data Sheet that school leavers wrote; it was about two pages long. A CV is the document that professional people write.

The online application will replace the need for companies to use an employment agency.

Not everyone uses Face book or Twitter; the more astute person will not compromise their integrity, by using social media.
Len Copley , July 09, 2012
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I made the short list for a Communications Director. Long list of credentials and CV, arrived with business/marketing plan for the next 6 months, had all the contacts they wanted and was a shoe in. BUT over 60. My experience in "social media" is vast as I'm also a part time lecturer in Communications. Their excuse was…. I wasn't interested enough in Twitter.
BUT it was an NFP and my theory is the positions are filled before the advertise.
mike hamilton , July 09, 2012
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Yes, Mike Hamilton, you might well be right. I sold classified advertising at the Boston Globe newpaper for years and I slowly learned that large corporations all over the US "head hunted" particular individuals many of whom were based in Massachusetts but large specialized adverts were run in various national papers just to look good . Actually they really wanted only one or two specialists from just one place and they likely knew just who.
It's lousy to be deemed "over the hill" but there comes a time... Why not sit and write your experiences for publication? You don't have to waste yourself just because someone else wants to.
D. V.Turner , July 11, 2012
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