Video resumes: To use or not to use

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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2 comments Add your comment

Cv template

June 21st, 2010
5:16 am

Video resumes are increasing day by day.. many of my friends got job by video as well as normal resume. May be in future there will be only video resume available.

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Cover letter format

June 25th, 2010
9:03 pm

I think both a regular resume and a video resume should do the trick for job seekers. The video resume should be creative and look unique.