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Monday, April 25, 2011 from TalentRooster

TalentRooster Closing In On 10,000 Video Resumes

It's become apparent that video resume technology will continue to play a vital role in the hiring process. Therefore it's essential that you familiarize yourself with all the options available.

If your video resume consists of only video (think YouTube), you are doing yourself a disservice. Why not mail a VHS tape to a perspective employer? You wouldn't do that because it's dull, boring and not much value to a potential employer. That's why we created TalentRooster so you can create a full blown digital video profile, complete with your traditional resume, video resume, links to your social media sites, a personality profile and much more. Plus you can post it on all of your favorite social media sites.

Virtually every video resume site offers the same service - create your own video and host it on their site. This is precisely why many people have negative assuptions about video resumes! You've got to maintain professionalism and consistency - by doing it on your own, that will never happen. There is simply too much margin for error. With TalentRooster we've perfected the process by providing job seekers with proprietary software, which standardizes the process and insures professionalism. Your digital video profile can look like this as opposed to the garbage you find on YouTube.

So what about streaming video e.g. Skype? Live video interviewing is very powerful as well, however the technology isn't quite right (remember your cell phone dropping calls?). Within the next couple of years, technology will have it nailed down, however I'm still not a fan. Being in front of a camera is awkward, let alone being live with one chance to get it right. With TalentRooster digital video profiles you can rerecord until you've captured your absolute best. From an employers perspective, you can watch a recorded video on your own schedule and turn it off at any point. With live streaming video, you have to schedule a mutual time and if either party isn't interested, you're trapped for at least 15-20 minutes. Watching a video resume first, where the candidate answers questions of your choosing is a great first step. If you like what you see and hear, schedule the video interview as a second step. Plus, many of the streaming video sites cost BIG BUCKS - remember, Skype is free....

So why not use a live streaming service? Video interviewing seems to be

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