I guess we’ve all known for some time that paper resumes were probably going to go the way of the newspaper and paper book but I never imagined I would kind of enjoy the virtual resume/calling card idea. I have to say when it comes to things like that, I’m typically a purist, but where a resume is concerned I prefer a short sweet micro-blog style sell; if you don’t want me based on three of the most relevant bullet points or short sentences I can articulate about myself, then we are not a good professional fit.
I just joined the Buzz Agent About.Me campaign and have created my page and am excited to see how the page and the complementary business cards (which Buzz Agent is supplying to campaign participants) will go over with professional contacts. Here’s a quick peak at a few About.Me pages in the directory.
I wonder if this method will eventually eliminate the use of paper resumes altogether. What do you think?
***This Buzz Agent Campaign requires participants to try out About.Me and then post about it via social media, email, as well as word-of-mouth in order to get the word out about this new site. In exchange for this guerilla marketing effort, Buzz Agent offers participants free business cards from MOO.