A debate that is raging for most job seekers these days is the decision to make a video resume.
For job seekers who are looking for an edge to get an interview, putting a video resume and putting it online seems like risk that many are willing to take.
This week, Mashable posted ” Top 5 Tips for Creating Impressive Video Resumes“, which is a an excellent how to guide to putting togther a video resume.
Interestingly, last week I posted this question HR professionals and recruiters on Linkedin, “How do you feel about video resumes?”
The general consesus was that most recruiters do not like them.
“I barely have 60 seconds to spend per email resume, video resumes for me are too time consuming” Noel Wagner, Director of Talent Acquisition at Achilles Group said.
While Jennifer Berardi, Talent Acquisition Manager at Kindred Healthcare responded, “If you are applying for a position that requires you to be in front of the camera as 50% or more of your job, then it is a great idea, but if not, they can be misused if put into the hands of an unethical hiring manager or recruiter (these do exist).”
In today’s job market, you have to be creative to get your foot in the door.
So if you decide to roll the dice and create a a video resume, follow BCBBC:
Be Creative BUT Be Cautious.