Video CVs on the rise

02-05-2007

Video CVs on the rise
A growing number of jobseekers are turning to the video format to sell themselves more effectively to employers, according to reports.

As well as posting tapes to recruiters as part of the standard application process, job hunters are increasingly uploading videos of themselves to services such as YouTube and adding the links to their CVs, reports Hemscott.

These videos can follow a variety of difference formats, including candidates speaking directly to the camera and engaging in pretend interviews with another person.

However, one expert has warned that that video CVs risk not having the desired effect, due to their difference in tone to traditional written applications.

"You lose a little bit of formality. You as a candidate lose some of the distinction you might have had from a resume that looked good and matched well," commented Brad Karsh, author of Confessions of a Recruiting Director.

Earlier this year, networking firm Viadeo warned of the perils of publishing personal information on the web, as this may be searched for by potential employers when jobseekers submit applications and could negatively influence hiring decisions.

Related categories: HR / Recruitment.


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