Video Resumes for Sales & Marketing Recruiters for Hiring Managers, are we there yet?

Video Resumes for Sales & Marketing Recruiters for Hiring Managers, are we there yet?

 

Personal Branding Leveraging Hiring Managers and Recruiters in Lehman”s Terms 2:32 Video

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?

Video Resumes and Visual Portfolio Strategies are we there yet? Older LinkedIn Post

 

Video Resumes for Sales & Marketing Recruiters

Meet The Sales Accelerators Improving Sales Performance Video Series #thesaleaccelerators

Sales Accelerators - Planning A Strategy

 

I am a big advocate of leveraging social and video for sales results and I am honored to partner again with Barb Giamanco on another sales training video series.  Last year we did a ten part video series called “Social Centered Selling Moments” now it’s time to accelerate your sales strategy.  Meet The Sales Accelerators #thesalesaccelerator.  We now have released five short videos but more videos are in production.

The Sales Accelerators is a video series with Barb Giamanco and Doug Lehman on the topics of sales performance and how to improve your sales process. We discuss Sales leadership strategies to improve sales performance outcomes.

We explore Topics like implementing a sales strategy, lead generation, social selling, sales training, value based selling, focusing on your sales message, buyer advocacy and all sales related topics that are relevant for accelerating your sales process and achieving results.

 

 

More Sales Accelerator Episodes  ** “Five episodes and counting”
The Sales Accelerators – Misuse of Social Channels for Selling
The Sales Accelerators – Focusing Relevant Sales Messages
The Sales Accelerators – Better Sales Lead Generation
The Sales Accelerators – Problem Solving Adding Customer Value
The Sales Accelerators – Plan A Sales Strategy

 

Questions to consider.

What are some of the reasons your sales performance isn’t measuring up?  Let’s keep it social and leverage video content for sales and educational training purposes.

Connect with The Sales Accelerators

Barb Giamanco
http://barbaragiamanco.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbaragi…
Twitter @barbaragiamanco

Doug Lehman
http://douglehman.com/
https://www.linkedin.com/in/douglehman
Twitter @douglehman

 

 

Visual Personal Branding (Resume) Resources for Sales Professionals

Visual Branding (Resume) Resources for Sales Professionals?

Are you a sales professional in transition? Are you underemployed at your current job? Creating and using an online portfolio may help build exposure and land the next opportunity. This is in addition to your own company website, bio page, sales blogs and other social networking sites like LinkedIn and Google Plus. It’s a must to have all your social networking sites updated and profiles completed.

Now creative marketers, designers, artists and digital savvy professionals get this but are Sales Professional utilizing online portfolios?

Here are a few free online resources for personal branding portfolios.

About.me

BrandYourself

Branded.me

VisualCV

I’ve been using Visual CV for almost 6 years and I like it. I also like the simplicity of about.me grouping all your social channels in one place. Both BrandYourself and Branded.me are new sites for me but I like what I see. These personal branding websites are simple to set up and share with your network.

Question to Consider

  • What are your thoughts on online portfolios and personal branding websites for sales professionals?
  • Do they provide social proof?
  • What are your thoughts on using video resumes or videos to engage with customers, candidates and potential employers?

Am I underemployed, looking for better opportunities and more clients? Speaking for myself, the simple answer is YES and building my personal brand, bringing value is paramount. Become a visual digital leader leveraging online social proof tools that resonate with your customers, clients, social peers and employers.

Here are a few of my online portfolio’s. To put it to you in Lehman’s Terms, these were easy to set up and share.

https://www.visualcv.com/douglaslehman Visual CV

http://doug-lehman.branded.me/ branded.me

 

Mini Video Book Reviews for Social Business, Sales Development

Looking forward to reviewing the following books.

Changing the Sales Conversation: Connect, Collaborate, and Close  by Linda Richardson

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YouTube Marketing Power: How to Use Video to Find More Prospects, Launch Your Products, and Reach a Massive Audience   

by Jason Miles

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This video highlights these two books as coming attractions for video reviews.  I also included some book reviews from the past few months that make an impact today in business.

Here is my latest mini book review series featuring books that help with business, marketing and social sales development.  These books are great reads for business and personal development.

 

* The Full Video Book Reviews can be seen on this link and playlist  http://douglehman.com/reviews   Video Playlist

* Reviews on Amazon.COM

Click on this Link to see the following reviews   Video Book Reviews on Amazon.com  .

 

Will Social Selling Programs get more prospects and increase sales revenue. Social Selling TV

Will a Social Selling Program strategy guarantee you more qualified buyers, prospects thus increasing more sales and generating more revenue. The simple answer is it depends?

Sure social selling is an effective strategy that can generate more leads and build brand awareness but at the end of day, the sales process begins and ends with the salesperson’s skill set. Does the salesperson have the communication and management skills to get appointments, qualify leads and close deals?

Social is just a tool to use to engage and enable the sales process. A great tool at that when leveraged correctly.

Social Selling – The New Handshake Sales Meets Social Media – Book Review

Video Book Review. ” The New Handshake Sales Meets Social Media”

To Put it in Lehman’s Terms A must read on leveraging and strategizing social media with sales.  More information can be found out about this book at the following website http://www.thenewhandshake.com/

The New Handshake Sales meets Social Media by Barbara Giamanco and Joan C. Curtis is a true eye opener and must read for anyone wanting to leverage and strategize social media tools and technology for improving sales performance and customer engagement.  You can tell that Barbara and Joan did extensive research on the topics of social selling and social media.

There are a ton of books out there that discuss and list resources on the topic of social media but what makes this book truly unique is EXECUTION, providing STRATEGIC guidelines for customer engagement. A solid educational resource and strategy book for business people and social media enthusiasts at all levels.  A thought provoking book that will challenge the reader to meet sales and social media head on.

A must read on leveraging and strategizing social media with sales

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