Video resumes, to use or not to use?
Welcome to the world of YouTube. It is very easy to find video clips and to up load your own video movies from camcorder or mobile phone. In an attempt to stand out from the crowd an increasing number of job applicants have decided to submit their resumes as videos. According to recent surveys video resumes do not seem to be a good idea.
In an attempt to garner
more attention during their job search, an increasing amount of applicants have
decided to submit their resumes as videos. However, even in the age of video and
worldwide communications, according to a recent survey video resumes do not seem
to be a good idea.
This may change but for the moment the best way to apply for a job is to craft error-free resumes targeted to each job and accompanying a strong covering letter to explain why you are the right person for the position.
Demonstrate your skills by building a professional looking website and
enhance your current online resume profile. Try different resume formats.
Network online and use job search engines to save time. Use alert systems on job
boards and be sure to check a company's website for employment advertisements. Depending on your
field, an online video resume may give you an edge. It's also a great
opportunity to showcase communication skills.
Last updated 3rd March 2009