Video Resumes Provide a Cure for Job Seekers in Need of Employment
Submitted by: PR Marketer
Wolverhampton (OPENPRESS) August 4, 2011 - Thousands of people are at long last finding a cure for their unemployment woes through the use of video resumes on Facetheboss.com. While the idea started in the 1980's, it is only now through digital media that companies are finding them both practical and more insightful for recruitment purposes.
A video cv consists of a simple short video that often runs no longer than a couple of minutes. It holds sway over the traditional paper resume as it allows the recruiter to have a better impression on an applicant's skills and abilities. In particular, a video resume can help to showcase a person's personality which is an important factor when it comes to hiring the best person for the job. This can also provide a competitive edge to people who may lack certain education or work experience.
With hundreds of candidates usually vying for any one position, one aspect that recruiters will prefer with the use of video resumes is the accelerated selection process. By quickly assessing whether a person has the right qualities for the position, it is possible to shift through applications faster. This is incredibly helpful for businesses that need to find the best person for the job, but don't have the luxury to spend too much time recruiting.
Facetheboss.com is a UK based company that provides a medium for job seekers to present their video resumes to companies and recruiters around the country. In their own words, they are an "online portal for job seekers to present their talent in video". In addition to providing this service for free to job seekers, their website contains a number of helpful tips both in terms of creating the video resume and passing that all important interview with flying colors.
Video resumes can be created simply by using a web camera, although it is recommended to use a high definition camera and upload the video to a computer. The video would traditionally involve an applicant selling themselves in professional attire; however, smarter applicants might decide to be more creative. For instance, some applicants may use presentations or illustrations to demonstrate their qualities, or even use the video to showcase a portfolio which is particularly popular among creative designers and artists.
There have no doubt been many times when an applicant has spent time carefully crafting their resume or CV, only to find that it still doesn't portray who they are and what they can bring to a company. The use of video fixes this issue and allows candidates to put their best foot forward, while saving recruitment managers a lot of valuable time in the process.
Job seekers can visit www.thefaceboss.com for more details on the benefits of using a video resume to gain the advantage in today's job market.