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About that Paper Resume …

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

The digital world is a fascinating place, especially for a company like Enterasys Secure Networks, which, by the way, relocated a few months ago to Salem, along with 500 jobs.

Enterasys is about being wired, connected and social. Vala Afshar, as the company’s chief marketing officer and chief customer officer, is the face of all things social and although he started out as an engineer, he’s recognized for driving home the need for an effective and powerful digital footprint.

He’s a blogger for the Huffington Post and just published The Pursuit of Social Business. It’s interesting stuff and his enthusiasm is contagious.

We chatted with Vala the other day about the search that’s now underway for what he is calling a “social media evangalist.”

But don’t call up your resume and fire up the printer just yet. He’s not interested in, nor will he accept, your paper resume.

“The paper resume is dead,” he said.

What it’s going to take to land the job is a Klout score above 60, a strong Kred, some meat on your PeerIndex.
It’s going to be about the splash you’ve made in the digital pond and the ripples you left behind.

You can follow Vala on Twitter. (You can follow us on Twitter, too …). And click over to our Facebook  page, where we’ll have a couple of clips from our visit with Vala.

Enterasys worked with our recruitment manager Michael Bergeron and relocated from Andover, Mass., to 9 Northeast Boulevard in Salem. In addition to the 500 people working there now, the company plans to hire up to 50 more this year.

Lorna Colquhoun
Communications Director
New Hampshire Division of Economic Development