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Online résumés on the rise

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Letters, books, even medical records, have gone electronic, and now résumés seem to be following the trend.

Although still prominent, paper résumés seem to be fading out in favor of online versions. Some marketing companies are even going as far as hiring based on "Twitterviews," or a short interview carried out over Twitter. Some companies have even hired solely based on a person's public Twitter profile.

While hiring from Twitter could work for positions such as social media coordinators, many fields are not giving up their paper résumés quite yet. For instance, it's doubtful a professor or executive would be hired on tweets alone.

Despite that, an individual's online persona is growing in importance in the world of job searching, so Rasmussen College is hosting a career expo to teach people how to build their online profile. The expo will also allow attendees to explore local career, volunteer, and internship opportunities and learn about career paths in their chosen industry.

The Rasmussen College Career Expo is Thursday, February 21 at Tebala Shrine Center in Rockford from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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