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Saturday, November 6, 2010 from TalentRooster

Remember when the only way an individual could brand themselves to potential employers was by creating a paper resume? Candidates would exaggerate accomplishments; use unique font and the best paper money could buy, but let’s face it: paper resumes are boring and dated.
An economy with more candidates than jobs has forced job seekers to step outside their comfort zone and consider a new approach - video resumes. If visit YouTube and type “video resumes” you get several pages of them – 175,000 to be exact. The quality of the clips isn’t great as many are made with cheap video cameras (and I suggest never posting your resume on YouTube if you’re serious about your job search). But the proverbial cow is now out of the barn and this technology is quickly proliferating. Thus, video resumes have the potential to become the preferred hiring methodology of the future.

Recruitment firms and savvy companies are already seeing the huge potential behind this technology. Video resumes allow candidates to create and send links directly to potential employers, versus sending a lame Word document. Additionally, candidates can take these links and post them on social media sites such as FaceBook, Twitter and LinkedIn, resulting in greater exposure.
Utilizing video resume technology can increase a candidate’s chance for hire by 50% or more. A short video where a candidate answers several interview questions is extremely powerful. Using this technology with the help of a professional recruiter will provide job seekers a serious advantage. The technology will be everywhere soon – show hiring managers that you are ahead of the trend. Check out TalentRooster.com – we will make sure you capture your absolute best on film.

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