It seems that everyone requires you to submit an online resume these days when applying for jobs. Is there any reason to still have printed resumes?
Wondering About Hard-copy vs. Online Resumes
Dear Wondering About Hard-copy vs. Online Resumes,
If a prospective employer requires you to submit an online resume, then of course you will do so. But that does not negate the need for hard-copy resumes in many situations. For example, if you are attending a career fair or professional association meeting/event, there are many times when someone will ask for a hard-copy of your resume. This precedes an actual job application process.
Also, even if an employer requires that you submit an online resume, it is to your advantage to submit a hard-copy via snail mail as follow-up to the online version if you have a contact name and address to do so. Additionally, it’s always advisable to bring several copies of your resume to a job interview for those who don’t have your online version handy or haven’t seen it yet, especially when more than one person interviews you.
While many people believe that print (in all forms) is dead and that online rules, there is still plenty of room for both. Each format serves a unique purpose and one can complement and support the other.