I love what I do. However, there can be a lot of opinions surrounding the topic of resumes. What makes a great resume? What should or should not be in a resume? What tricks are there to getting your resume to the top of the stack? Lately I’ve heard comments from friends, colleagues, and blog writers that the resume is no longer the best way to circulate your information to prospective employers. Is this true? Is the resume outdated? Is it dead?
A simple Google search will show you multiple articles, blogs, and interviews stating that the resume is obsolete and no longer necessary. These articles will claim that LinkedIn profiles, digital profiles, blogs, etc. are the new resume. I will agree that these items, when used appropriately, can enhance your application materials. There are some companies that require an electronic creative CV to showcase an applicant’s talents and accomplishments. However, I will not agree that the resume is dead.