What is a video resume?
A video resume is the visual illustration of the job seeker's skills and talents which can not be interpreted by text based resumes only. A video resume alone won't provide a complete inside view of the candidate's profile but it is always helpful for the first impression. The style and structure of a video resume could vary based on the job sector and job type. Fashion, sales, design and media focused jobs could seek for creative video resumes than the other professional jobs.
the video resume gaining popularity over paper resume?
Job seekers are so tired of getting eliminated by applicant tracking system (ATS) software when submitting digital text based resume. Human resource department in most companies are putting more trust on artificial intelligence (AI) and natural language processing (NLP) facilitated candidate profiling. But this makes the human resource department look more inhuman.
How many of the job seekers here use LinkedIn, CareerBuilder or Indeed? Do you know that all the employers use ATS for candidate search when they look for a potential candidate from these websites?
To stand out from this keyword-rich candidate profiling, the concept of video resume was born. In this medium, a talent acquisition specialist can visualize the emphasized keywords in your resume. A video resume can provide a picture of your core values, attributes, and attitudes before any interview. Just by having "character", "integrity", "passion", "accountability", "collaboration", "humility" etc. keywords in the digital resume does not differentiate one candidate over the other. This is because every candidate pretty much would have similar keywords.
Video resume creation idea once got a public backlash because of candidate gender, age, color and race profiling. This statement is partly true but in an age of robotic profiling, video resume creation should not be easily ignored.
Tips to create a better video resume
Examples of video resume
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