The New R_sum_: It’s 140 Characters

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2013 by

Twitter is becoming the new job board. It is also becoming the new r_sum_. Fed up with traditional recruiting sites and floods of irrelevant r_sum_s, some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, hunt for candidates and research applicants. Some recruiters say Twitter has transformed their prospecting and hiring, helping them identify candidates they wouldn’t have found otherwise, but others say the messaging platform has some way to go before it can replace LinkedIn, Facebook or other job-hunting tools. Job seekers, in turn, are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.