Debbie Dib says the resume is losing its role as the primary tool in a job search.
But that's not true. It isn't. You might have a blog or a website or a video profile but I'm a headhunter and when I call you about a job, you'd better have a resume.
How else am I going to get a quick overview of what you've done and, based on that, assess what you can do? I have to have something to pass on to my client, too. And to anyone else involved in the search.
And, if I don't have a resume, what am I going to use? A LinkedIn profile? That's just a resume online, nothing more, nothing less. And I love LinkedIn; every recruiter does -- but it's got some strikes against it.
1. It's got the LinkedIn format which includes a lot of junk on the right side of the page.
2. At present, LinkedIn is still foreign to a lot of people. A hiring manager might not recognize it as a resume.
3. Many people who register on LinkedIn don't recognize its potential value, either, so they don't put a lot of details or stable contact information into their profiles.