July 27, 2011 09:00 ET The Resume Is Dead

New Tool Gives Job Seekers a Way to Stand Out

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 27, 2011) - The internet has killed the traditional job application. Companies are increasingly looking beyond the text resumes to find the right candidates., Canada's top career destination for young professionals, has unveiled a new tool that allows job seekers to create eye-catching applications to help them stand out from the crowd.

"Increasingly, companies are looking for a combination of creative thinking and cultural fit. Plain-text resumes shed little light on who you are and your capabilities," says Tim Ryan, founder of

Dubbed Career Pages, the tool allows job seekers to easily create an online portfolio that incorporates video, presentations, work samples, and links to social profiles to give employers a unique insight into their expertise, personality, and interests.

A 2010 study of employment recruiters by Microsoft found that 75% of respondents were required to research potential candidates online, with 72% saying they had rejected at least one candidate based on what they found.

"It gives applicants the opportunity to share exactly the kind of information that matters to employers, allowing them to make an instant, meaningful impact," says Ryan.

Although just launched, Career Pages has already been well-received by hiring managers.

"The layout of the page is clean, simple, and straight forward. Plus, all the key information is clearly visible", says Penny Farinha, Recruiter at Freshbooks, a leading online invoicing company.

By leveraging this new tool, applicants will have a simple and easy way to standout that will help get them where they want to be faster.

About is Canada's top career destination for young professionals, helping connect them with the best and brightest employers.

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