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Monday, November 1, 2010 from TalentRooster

Job Seeker Mails Resume......

Remember the days of sending your resume via snail mail. You purchased the perfect stock of paper, addressed it ever so carefully, bought a stamp (remember them??) and sent it off. You waited weeks to hear back and often times, nothing. Maybe you sent it to the wrong person, maybe you had a typo or maybe it just got lost in the mail?

As technology improved, job seekers became really innovative and took advantage of the facsimile! Ten years later it was email with your resume attached as a Word document. Now the available technology for your job search has evolved once again to video resumes – have you evolved as well?

When is the last time you mailed a resume to a company? Some readers of this blog have NEVER mailed a resume. Technology has become so user friendly that anyone can go online and create a professional digital video profile. But where do you begin? There are so many providers of this service – what makes one different from another?

There are several things to consider when selecting a provider, including:

• Is the site professional and consistent?
• Are you in control of your profile?
• Is it fairly priced (less than $20) – it can’t be “free” and professional
• Can employers search the site to find you?
• Can you send your profile as a link and paste it in your social networking sites

Within the next couple of years job seekers will no longer utilize the traditional paper resume. Resumes will be “intelligent” inclusive of a video resume, traditional resume, links to social media and more. Think about it – do you really believe that students graduating will send out Word documents as a means to represent themselves? In the future I believe that job seekers will find it hard to understand how we ever used “paper” as a means to find a job….

Companies such as TalentRooster offer services to create and distribute your video resume to employers and recruiters. This technology incorporates a critical aspect of your portfolio – social media. Employers want to see candidates that “get it” – having a video resume will make it clear that you’re on board!

As resume technology continues to evolve, one thing remains constant – professionalism! Check out TalentRooster.com – we will make sure you capture your absolute best on film, professionally!

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