Resumes Take Second Place to Networking  
1/4/2011 5:10:23 PM

The decision to search for a new job is made. Whether by choice or necessity, it’s time to dust off the resume and put it out in the world to grab the new opportunity that arises. You’ve followed all the right resume tips, you’ve tweaked your paper presentation to top form and you’ve sent out at what seems like 100 copies to potential employers. And so far, weeks into your job search, you’ve received no responses. This is a story that saturates job search blogs and community message boards. The resume alone just isn’t cutting it anymore and it’s time to take a different approach. Career coaches say that different approach is pivotal to a successful job search or career change, with a new tactic that demands more face time and less reliance on the printed page.