If this isn’t a real sign that the times are really changing, then I don’t know what is. Some investment firms are now asking you for your “web presence” on social websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or your personal blog, instead of a traditional resume, either submitted online or on a desk. The reason being for this, is that they are more interested “in what people are like, what they are like to work with, how they think”, says Christina Cacioppo, an associate and Union Square Ventures, who blogs about this very type of thing.
Now, for someone like me, this type of evolution in the hiring process would, without question, make me alter where I post content, what kind of content, and how frequently I do so. In fact, there’s quite a few people I know who would be immediately tossed away to the side as a potential employee, based solely on the type of content they post online to social networks. Scary, eh?