The resume is dead!

30 Nov, 2012


A resume is known as an informative tool about you. However, it seems that traditional resumes are not working anymore and the resume is dead. Employers could pay most interested in how people think, how people like to work and what people are like. These aspects could not be seen in a simple resume, but it could be better to check them in social profiles.

Employers are losing interest in those traditional resumes based in just text. They would like to be impressed by your creativity on a resume. They could prefer to see digital resumes with web presence or other interactive tools. Maybe, it is time to use resume templates and layouts to improve your resume.


Business book written by the author Nelson Wang

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Actually, Wang is the Partner Business Manager in VMware. This book has been downloaded over 28000 times. It is a free kindle book. It has reached the position number 1 in the category of resume. Nelson is considered an expert in the area of job hunting. His book contains information about Matt Epstein who had applied for 20 organizations through LinkedIn in order to find a job. Nevertheless, he waited for a long time and he didn’t receive any response. He started to feel afraid because nobody called him for an interview. Then, for a moment he felt panic and despair. After that, he reflected about that situation. Suddenly, he was hit by a stroke of genius. Then, Epstein was no longer the same person.

With a lot of inspiration and intelligence, he created a stunning job campaign. By the end of this big campaign, he had received the following results:
  • 80 interview offers from Google, Microsoft,, Amazon, Etsy and SigFig including other famous companies.
  • 720,000 page views for his site and more than 400,000 unique visits.
  • More than 450,000 YouTube views.
  • 20,000 Facebook Likes, 4,800 Tweets and 4,100 Google +’s on social network.
  • Print, online and TV coverage worldwide from Gizmodo, TechCrunch, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal.

Now, the big question is how he could generate so much attention. He gained publicity from different media. In a short time, he received 80 offers for interviews with innovative and big companies. In comparison with other people who even have to beg to be interviewed. This book will help all people who want to know all the secrets and tips that are necessary to get a job using different tools with web presence.

By Xavier Colomain, Resume Consultant and Blog Contributor. Sharing expertise and providing Career Coaching since 1997. Owner of