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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 1:45pm

WORKING: No Resume Needed

Updated: 5 years ago.
Your digital persona – the posts on blogs or Facebook, the tweets, even the videos your post – is becoming more important to some companies than your standard resume. Brandon Smith explains why all of this might not replace the resume completely, but might take over for the cover letter. (Photo Courtesy of Tim Patterson via Flickr.)

It’s fairly standard practice to submit a resume, a cover letter and several references when applying for a job.

That could be changing, and actually has at some tech and marketing companies. They are throwing out the resume requirement and looking instead at applicants’ digital presence: social media, blogs, Twitter, even YouTube.

Brandon Smith explains why your Web presence might soon be more valuable than your resume.

Brandon Smith teaches about leadership, communication, and workplace culture at Emory University's Goizueta Business School. More of his advice is on his blog and at And while you’re there, ask him your workplace or career question. We might use your question on a future radio segment.