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The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters - WSJ.com - 0 views

  • "This is a new era where everyone needs to have a voice, and you want to leave a digital trail of yourself," says Ms. Siff.
  • After recruiters and job seekers find each other over Twitter, more traditional means of hiring usually take over: Candidates may tweet a link to a résumé or a more complete social-media profile, followed by phone or in-person interviews.

  • A tweet, she explains, "is the new elevator pitch."
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  • "I watch people interact, learn what their positions are, who their best friends on Twitter are, whether they have a sense of humor. From that you can get a pretty good picture," she says.
  • Fed up with traditional recruiting sites and floods of irrelevant résumés, some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, hunt for candidates and research applicants.
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