When Aleskey Vayner e-mailed his video resume to a Wall Street investment bank in 2006, he figured it would lead to an interview, if not an on-the-spot job offer. What he didn’t expect was near-instant notoriety and a permanent seat among the “worst first impressions ever.”
While Vayner’s botched vitae amused millions of people, it all but shut him out of an industry he wanted badly to be a part of.
The drawbacks to marketing yourself through video are apparent even without Vayner’s classic. A properly executed video resume, however, might easily create the sought-after advantage every candidate desires.
Video resumes have been around for several years. According to the Wall Street Journal, the number of video resumes being submitted by candidates – and accepted by employers – is steadily increasing.
What are your thoughts on video resumes? How you ever submitted one to a potential employer? If not, would you consider it? If you’re a recruiter, what do you think about video resumes?
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