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Value of Web Presence, or on No More Resumes

Faculty member, and associate at Union Square Ventures (USV), Christina Cacioppo was in the Wall Street Journal last week talking about the hiring process at USV where instead of the résumé, they evaluate an applicant’s “web presence” and a short video that applicants submit to demonstrate their interest:

“A résumé doesn’t provide much depth about a candidate, says Christina Cacioppo, an associate at Union Square Ventures who blogs about the hiring process on the company’s website and was herself hired after she compiled a profile comprising her personal blog, Twitter feed, LinkedIn profile, and links to social-media sites Delicious and Dopplr, which showed places where she had traveled. “We are most interested in what people are like, what they are like to work with, how they think,” she says.”

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