the way of the dinosaur?
recently think so. More than one-third (36 percent) of
respondents said it's at least somewhat likely resumes will
eventually be replaced by profiles on social and business
ice specializing in the placement of highly skilled administra-
tive professionals. It was conducted by an independent
research firm and is based on telephone interviews with
more than 500 HR managers at companies with 20 or more
that profiles on networking sites, such as LinkedIn and
Facebook, will replace traditional resumes in the future?"
· Somewhat likely: 28%
· Not very likely: 42%
· Not at all likely: 21%
· Don't know/no answer: 1%
but it's also useful for professionals to create online pro-
files that highlight their expertise and qualifications," said
OfficeTeam executive director Robert Hosking. "As hiring
managers turn increasingly to the Internet for information
about prospective hires, job seekers should keep their
online profiles current and behave professionally in the
Make sure photos that are visible in your profiles and on
social media sites are professional. Untag yourself or adjust
your privacy settings to limit who can see certain images.
Provide employers with a clear sense of your capabilities by
posting information about your work history and highlighting
key accomplishments on sites like LinkedIn. Sharing your
personal interests and hobbies on Facebook also can help
people relate to you more easily.
Incorporate key industry terms to describe your skills, spe-
cialties, and positions of interest so hiring managers can
more easily find you online.
Be selective about who you allow into your social networks
because potential employers may contact these individuals
for insights on you. Your contacts also could alert you to job
Regularly update your profile and be active professionally.
Post useful advice or comment on articles on LinkedIn and