Video Resumes for Sales & Marketing Recruiters for Hiring Managers, are we there yet?
Last Year, I asked the question about video resumes and visual portfolio strategies are we there yet? With all the talk about personal branding and the increase in social video platform usage why aren’t companies looking at video resumes more?
Companies like HireVue that do an awesome job of automating the hiring process with video interview technology. They provide a service for companies to screen candidates through video interviews thus improving and making the hiring process more efficient. But what about the job seeker or candidate that is proactive with their own visual resume.
Questions to consider.
What about the job candidate or business networker that initiates a video resume or proposal? How is that being received by recruiters, talent acquisition departments?
Now I get it recruiters are tasked with sourcing right candidate for their paying client. This is the top priority of most recruiters. Recruiters are tasked with reviewing and scanning thousands of resumes and making a judgement in 15 seconds or less prior to a candidate interview screen.
A short video link probably won’t get reviewed because of time constraints. Most recruiters are busy surfing job boards and scanning resumes or using applicant tracking software programs to be more efficient. So much for being innovative, developing a personal brand and leveraging video if your message is not received by the recruiter or human resources. It doesn’t matter how innovative or creative you are if your message does not resonate with it’s audience on the initial contact.
I believe the focus should be getting to the hiring manager or business decision maker to see if your talents, services and skills are the match but why can’t we be more savvy on the front end of recruiting and sourcing?
MORE QUESTIONS TO CONSIDER?
What are your thoughts on Video Resumes?
What tools and online portfolios do you use for career development, job search and personal branding?
How do you leverage other social networking sites with Video to share and engage?
How do we get the decision maker or hiring manager to view your visual resume and personal branding material?
Will visual resumes and videos be more proficient in the future for recruiters and talent acquisition teams?
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