Do you think a Resume Video is an effective tool for job hunting?
I produced a CV/Resume video for executive profile and I'd like to have your point of view on this type of video.
Are they effective in catching the attention of recruiters? Do good resume videos have any particular attributes?
I think it's an amazing idea! Personally, I am also considering making a clean video resume to send out, in addition to my regular resume. It would be my exact resume simply in a 60 second video with my name, education, work experience, skills and contact information. I guess, video resume will help me (and you if you go for one) to stand out from the crowd. If you need some tips on writing you regular resume, this info is recommended you read .
Hope it helps! And good luck with landing your dream job!
Thank you all for your excellent comments.
I wanted to share couple of 1 min Resume Video that I have produced so you can express you point of views on the format and design.
. Resume Video 1: http://vimeo.com/104739436
. Resume Video 2: http://vimeo.com/101278525
Yes and no. Mostly yes because you get to see hear you. They will see how you dress, smile, tone and style of your voice.Also it saves everyone time and money because you do not have to travel.No because if the interview is within commuting distance i would want a Face-to Face. All that being said having a Video resume is a GREAT idea. It allows you to practice your elevator pitch, tone style and content.
I think they can be helpful. However, most companies have not made the conversion from a paper resume to video resumes. I would use both.
Hi Fardi - I provide video interviewing and did a project a year ago doing video cvs.
Any applications need to have a good CV as these get processed by ATS systems and for a recruiter it takes less than 10 seconds to scan a cv for the right patterns of experience etc. Having a video cv as a link, or QR code on the CV gives the recruiter the option - if their into it, they'll take a look. If their not, then you've lost nothing.
Re your actual video - very impressive, although you could tell the guy was reading from a script. Kind of felt productised to sell services, rather than humanised to join a team. I guess for marketing and other production heavy roles this would be good, but for 'normal' roles, I feel a 60 second intro/pitch focussing more on soft/human aspects, taken from a home-office environment would be better received. A shiney video version of cv really just says you go the extra mile
If the video is designed well, it could get the right kind of attention from the right kind of recruiter/s. Most recruiters do not require nor expect a video resume, but there will always be those that would appreciate the clarity that it brings compared to a regular written resume. If one has the capacity to create a well-designed video resume, I always encourage it. These days, one must always find a way to stand out among the crowd. It not only helps the applicant, it also helps the recruiter. I must emphasize though the importance of a good design. By 'design', I do not mean only fonts, animation, and color, etc. rather the very outline and content of the video. It all has to be built upon specific parameters so it sends the right message clearly.
Yes/ No, it gives them idea about what you are specialized in. But it just like a one way info. If recruiter wants to know more about you or if he wants to ask some question related to your field. He might need to go with live conversation.
Resume video is a source to attract people but not their need. Not, all in depth matters will be discussed in the video.
Though you may get a call from the recruiting company, again you need to go for the interview section to fulfill their need to get to know more about you.
Resume Video - It's easy to attract, but not the exact!!!
A well constructed CV which has positive impact and substance should always catch the eye. However some seem more confident in projecting their skills/experience in front of a camera or person but struggle to describe their successes/achievements on paper.
Personally i think you need to focus on one or the other as presenting both may confuse the message/attributes you wish to promote.
If your written presentation (CV) has impact and is inspiring to read use that as your main tool with perhaps a very brief video as back up, vice-versa if you feel more confident in front of a camera.
Hope that helps in some small way - good luck!
Making a video CV I believe will be a creative way of presenting yourself, and if made well can increase the curiosity and interest in you as a job applicant. I would though start making a traditional CV/Resume and attach the video presentation as a "teaser" to try out it's effect on recruiters.
- Make it short like an elevator pitch
- Be authentic so that there will not be a mismatch if invited for an interview later
Good luck :-)
Evolution improve the world,history shows that present state of C.V is evolution form so I think video C.V is next generation of old portfolio so I recommended you go a head,..