Some industries embrace video; others are more set in their ways when it comes to new ideas. In , you may want to stick with the traditional package of a cover letter and resume. If a video resume isn’t relevant to the job you’re seeking, then you may decrease your chances of landing the position.
. If you are looking for a versatile employment site, try MayoMann. The site will allow you to build work groups and networks and use these networks to apply for work. Registration is free, and you can upload a video resume that you can submit to companies in the site’s job database. The site has a video employment platform that allows you to search for work based on industry, job type, occupation, location, and even company.
And now, the wave of the future is fast becoming video resumes.
The idea of creating a video resume might sound intimidating, but – and, often, it helps job seekers to stand out in a highly competitive job search environment.
In the face of global economic malaise and high unemployment, job seekers can expect their competition to become fiercer. Want to improve the efficiency of your job hunt? Want more companies to hear about you? Consider making a video resume. Video resumes offer candidates an opportunity to showcase their qualifications and presentation skills online. Video resumes can include more than just you talking to the camera - they can also incorporate PowerPoint, adding key ideas as slides.Ready to bring your job application strategy to the next level? The new name of the game is video resumes, and although they aren’t meant to entirely replace the , a well-made video resume can really set you apart in your job search.Paul Akers gives an example of how to do a lean video resume.
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For more information on Paul Akers, visit his blog or Facebook Job hunters are turning to video resumes to stand out from the crowd. We have some tips on how to use a video resume to land a job, and avoid becoming an office joke.