As I began hammering out a hiring process for our CPA firm, I realized about half way through that nowhere in the process had I even considered requesting a resume. Later, I did insert that as an optional step about halfway through the process. But why? (Always start with why!) The more I thought about it, the more I wondered what purpose the traditional resume serves in our digital world.
What has been the purpose for creating and sending resumes to potential employers? To land an interview. Our idea was to have people fill out a wufoo form online to give us some very general information and then we would go from there to see if an interview was warranted.
If our potential team members want to give us a traditional resume (a few already have), that is fine. The information is helpful. However, if that same information can be provided in a well written email, a video, or over the course of a few interviews, then a resume will certainly not be required to work with us.