Is the résumé dead?

By Kathryn Vasel,

Business man review his resume

For decades, résumés have been the ticket to entry into the working world. But the one-page paper document has lost its dominance.

While most workers still have one, companies and recruiters are putting less emphasis on résumés when searching for job candidates.

“The résumé has probably gone from about 40-35% of the hiring process to less than 10%,” said Macy Andrews, senior director of human resources at tech giant Cisco.

So if the paper résumé is outdated, what can candidates do to differentiate themselves and get an employer’s attention?

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