Using Resume Videos to Stand Out from Other Candidates

Online Video ResumeTens of millions of VC dollars went into building video interview/resumes website’s during the late 1990s. It seems that this idea is becoming popular in the grassroots with job seekers now making their own career videos and posting them online.

Anjali Athavaley, of the Wall Street Journal Online, writes:

Though the practice is still in its early stages, young job hunters are starting to make a video clip part of their job application, sometimes even posting them on sites like Google Inc.’s YouTube and Google Video. Jobster.com, a Web site for job seekers, is exploring the possibility of enabling users to add short video clips to online member profiles. At the same time, smaller companies hoping to ride the popularity of online video are rolling out services that make it easier to create a video resume.

This practice should become more popular if not standard for resume based hiring. If you are looking for work, and you can put together a professional video, why not differentiate yourself from other applicants by including a video?

Here is a sample online video resume

Posting Your Resume on YouTube to Stand Out from the Competition. [The Wall Street Journal Online – Anjali Athavaley]

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