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Friday, July 28, 2006

The Resume Is Going Away

Is this a sign of the times? I think so.

Use of resume may be a thing of the past
The candidate resume, long regarded as the cornerstone of employment search and fulfillment, is dying a slow, painful death, according to recruitment professionals at MRINetwork, one of the world’s largest search and recruitment organizations. Despite candidate shortages and the impending retirement of large numbers of Baby Boomers, the resume is no longer an effective tool for employers seeking to fill critical positions within their companies. Human resources managers and recruiters are getting more resumes than ever before, but a significant percentage of them—perhaps as high as one-third to one-half—are never reviewed. (CCH)

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