Send a high-flying resume
JOBSEEKERS can spend days poring over the wording of a resume – but an elevated pitch broadcast to the world in less than 140 characters on Twitter could be the key to securing that dream job.
While still in its infancy, the use of ‘‘ twesumes’’ and video resumes is becoming more common, particularly in industries that require good communication skills and are personality-driven, such as hospitality, retail, marketing and customer service.
Recruitment firm Employment Office says a written resume will always serve a purpose but a two-minute video can reveal a person’s cultural fit while following someone’s Twitter profile can provide information on a person’s life.
‘‘ The time an employer takes with a resume varies greatly, a huge percentage go unread completely,’’ says gen- eral manager Tudor MarsdenHuggins. ‘‘ With a twesume, a jobseeker can introduce himself and engage with an em- ployer in less time than a traditional resume and cover letter could ever manage.’’