I’m not much of a visionary, and I don’t have a crystal ball, but I cannot imagine that resumes will ever go away. Maybe some day, in a hundred years… but in my foreseeable future, I can’t imagine they will go away.
Simple: because when you apply to a job, in general, you have to have a resume. (perhaps not true with startups, but I’d guess this is true in most companies)
HR and hiring managers and recruiters need your resume so they can evaluate you and compare you to other candidates.
Until the hiring process/system changes, resumes will be an essential component.
What do you think? Can technology make resumes irrelevant?
(thanks to David Spinks’ post 3 Reasons Why Resumes Should Be Irrelevant – and no, I’m not necessarily promoting Brazen Careerist stuff, I just found two different posts that made me want to react here )