Some employers aren’t posting jobs these days, choosing instead to search online for the right candidate. So job seekers may need to ask themselves “How searchable am I?”
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Digital portfolios provide students a way to track what they’ve learned over time, compile their grades and scores and publish their completed projects. And they provide a sense of a student’s identity, one behind the transcript, when submitting their applications.
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Instead of asking for résumés, the New York venture-capital firm—which has invested in Twitter, Foursquare, Zynga and other technology companies—asked applicants to send links representing their “Web presence,” such as a Twitter account or Tumblr blog. Applicants also had to submit short videos demonstrating their interest in the position.
Silverman, R. (2014). No More Résumés, Say Some Firms. WSJ. Retrieved 21 October 2014, from http://online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB10001424052970203750404577173031991814896?mg=reno64-wsj&url=http%3A%2F%2Fonline.wsj.com%2Farticle%2FSB10001424052970203750404577173031991814896.html