The Great Social Network Debate: Tweets, not résumés, are trending #icymi. Out: résumés.
In: tweets. Several tech-forward marketing companies are going where few have gone before: they're ditching the résumé and the conventional job interview process for tweets. A simple tweet or two -- sometimes called Twitterviews -- can lead to a job. In a nation where unemployment stands at 7.9%, how you tweet can now determine how employable you are. "The paper résumé is dead," says Vala Afshar, chief marketing officer at the tech firm Enterasys Networks that is in the process of hiring a six-figure, senior social media strategist based on tweets. Hootsuite.com. Hashtags for Productivity. Twitpoll.com. Showme.com. Evernote.com. PearlTrees. Audioboo.com. Flashcards.