Every so often a new trend hits the employment and recruiting field. The video resume is a trend that wastes a lot of energy and money for job applicants.
Recruiters and employers do not have the time to sit through video after video. They often are barred from accessing video sites at work, and they certainly do not want to load videos from unknown sources onto their computers. They have enough trouble with virus protection.
Videos make it difficult for employers to claim that their job search is nondiscriminatory. They are also unfair to employees. Not every face or body type is treated kindly by the camera. Many people shine in person-to-person interviews but freeze in front of a camera.
In an interview, you may come across as open-minded and attentive while a video makes you seem self-centered simply because it allows for only one speaker and one topic: You. A 15-minute monologue is not a great way to introduce yourself to anyone, let alone a future employer.
Are you ready to change your video to fit the specific requirements of each company you apply to or to account for a change in your circumstances? Tweaking a resume or cover letter is easy. But tweaking an old video?
If you are looking for ways to make yourself stand out among all other candidates, avoid gimmicks like video resumes. Come to a professional resume writer who knows how to present your experience and achievements in a way that recruiters and hiring managers truly appreciate. Give me a call today.