Friday, June 11, 2010

Wooing Employers with Video Resumes

With a competitive market for job seekers, companies are offering multimedia capabilities that go way beyond the old one-page paper resume. The Wall Street Journal recently reported on video resume businesses, including,, and, that have all launched in the past few years.

This method can help present a clearer picture of a candidate, which is especially important for positions that require people skills.

The Wall Street Journal staff tested the video sites by creating sample resumes using the various tools offered. They reported that the results were sophisticated and professional-looking. Video resumes are also affordable for many job seekers.

A word of warning, though: some hiring managers caution that a poorly recorded video resume can do more harm than good. In addition, some recruiters and hiring managers think watching some video resumes can be too complicated.

The full story provides additional details, and samples of test videos from job seekers.

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