Resumes are a way of marketing yourself to potential employers. You include your work experiences and even your skills. Giving the reader an idea to why they should consider you for the position you are applying for. However you’d still need to wish upon a star to get that job. The rise of digital media has found a trend to make marketing yourself so much simpler. It’s called a Video Resume
A video resume is a brief account of a job applicant’s professional experience, qualifications and interests, submitted to a prospective employer in video form. With simple edits on a computer, the candidate can direct and customize his video message to a particular employer and tailor his video resume for a specific job opening.
The advantage of a video resume is that it allows a potential employee to demonstrate his public speaking, inter-personal, creative or technical skills to a potential employer in a way that a text-only resume cannot.
“89% of employers revealed that they would watch a video resume if it were submitted to them. Although most employers have not yet used this new technology as an evaluative tool — only 17% have actually viewed a video resume – the vast majority are receptive to it.” “The primary reason why employers would value video resumes is the ability to assess a candidate’s professional presentation and demeanour (52%).”
Recruiters recommend that applicants consider including third parties on the video to talk about the candidate’s strengths and accomplishments. They also recommend that before committing time and resources to creating a video version of a resume, the applicant should consider whether an interactive media application is appropriate to an industry. Relatively conservative workplaces in the legal or financial professions, for instance, are likely to be less impressed with a candidate’s resume presented in video form than an advertising or fashion design firm. The most successful video resumes feature short, to-the-point answers, superior editing skills and often a dash of humour.
Video Resumes shouldn’t be long. Two minute at most. This will catch the attention of your potential employer and not bore them. It’s lower than the average person’s attention span. Tell them who you are, why they should hire you and your skills and do it professionally, and that job will be yours.
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