Tweeting for a job? Right for a few select companies, but don’t toss that resume too quickly.

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Don’t throw your resume out yet!

This week’s USA TODAY article entitled Tweets, not resumes, are trending #icymi might hold true for a few unique companies whose emphasis in social media is substantial, but certainly won’t hold water for the majority of employment searches and interviewing processes.

Twitterviews, in essence, are interviews conducted on Twitter. It can make sense to utilize Twitterviews as one part of an interview process for a position such as a Social Media Coordinator as mentioned in the article, but for jobs not social media centric the new tool won’t make a lot of sense.

For those companies trying out interviews on Twitter we recommend the following:

In addition to your tweets, keep using best hiring practices such as: phone screens to fine-tune your pool of candidates, in-person interviews, team interviews, and full background/reference checking for a complete process to find the best talent.

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