More than one-third (36%) of human resource (HR) managers surveyed by OfficeTeam say it's at least somewhat likely that traditional resumes will eventually be replaced by profiles on social and business networks.

The survey was based on telephone interviews with more than 500 HR managers, all from companies with 20 or more employees. When asked, "In your opinion, how likely is it that profiles on networking sites such as LinkedIn and Facebook will replace traditional resumes in the future?" they responded:

  • Very likely 8%
  • Somewhat likely 28%
  • Not very likely 42%
  • Not at all likely 21%
  • Don't know/no answer 1%

The resume continues to be an important job-hunting tool, says OfficeTeam, but it's also useful for professionals to create online profiles that highlight their expertise and qualifications.

For OfficeTeam's tips on creating an impressive online profile: officeteam.rhi.mediaroom.com/OnlineProfiles

To download Business Etiquette: The New Rules in a Digital Age, a new guide from Robert Half, OfficeTeam's parent company: www.roberthalf.us/BusinessEtiquette