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In the January 24 WSJ Careers section, an article notes that companies are increasingly relying on social networks to gauge candidates’ suitability for a job.

Instead of asking for résumés, some companies are asking candidates to send links representing their “web presence,” such as a LinkedIn profile, Twitter account or blog. While most still request a résumé as part of the application process, some are bypassing the staid requirement altogether.

If you haven’t considered creating your own personal website because you think it will be a while before everyone is on board, don’t fool yourself. There is no time like the present. The digital world is only getting larger. Job search and career management are next and the conversion has begun. It won’t be long before a paper résumé will be mentioned in the same breath as the VCR. Doesn’t that feel just like yesterday?