Although resumes on print/web are still the standard means of applying for a job, video resumes don’t seem too far behind. Sites such as YouTube allow people to post video resumes for the public to view. Video resumes have become a great tool for job seekers and employers alike, providing another way for individuals to include a creative touch when applying for a position. Career related websites such as CareerTV also post employer videos along with video resumes so that potential candidates can go online to learn about the actual company that they are interested in applying to.
A concise but informative video stating one’s experience and background can be the pre-screening process before actually considering a face-to-face interview. But not everyone agrees that video resumes are the best source to find new recruits. A TIME article states that some employers are worried that legal issues might interfere with using video resumes as a recruiting platform, candidates may claim bias based on race, gender or age. While there are valid arguments to support such a case, video resume creation is just another step towards the online culture we live in today. It’s a matter of adjusting to a new method that may completely take over the hiring procedures of most companies some time in the future, and paper resumes will seem like something from the past.
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