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Is the Traditional Resume Obsolete?

Social Networking & Alternative Resumes Are Becoming the Norm

Start Your Own Website

When Christine Hall was on the verge of graduating from Duke University in 2011, she wanted to find a job in marketing. So she marketed herself at hirechristine.com, an interactive website that simultaneously showed off her design skills and her résumé.

Featuring an engaging concept and plenty of personality, the site worked: The home page now reports that Hall has been hired by Google. Although solid qualifications and experience count most, a little creativity and personal branding goes a long way.