December 1, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

Is a Video Resume Right for You?

After an interviewer identifies those candidates that meet all the skill set and experience requirements, how do they decide which candidates to interview?

The interviewer has to make decisions about everything that cannot be said in a resume! Its the critical personal elements that make the difference in finding the right candidate, such as soft skills, fit within the culture, etc. Personality, confidence, demeanor, loyalty, career satisfaction and productivity are difficult characteristics to infer from written word.

Hiring managers review hundreds of resumes before creating their interview list. With about seven qualified candidates for each open role, you need to find a way to communicate your soft skills. To be competitive in today’s tough job market, your personal, soft skills most also be communicated.

One tool gaining popularity is a video resume. A video resume gives you the opportunity to convey soft skills like communication style, passion, ideas, demeanor, and personality. It is a multimedia tool that goes beyond the written word. It should not just repeat your resume word-for-word. It should be everything the interviewer cannot read. Therefore, to set yourself apart from other candidates you must tell the story of your achievements, personality and confidence. You need to showcase why you are the best candidate for the role, don’t let the interviewer infer it from your resume.

Remember, words account for approximately 6% of a complete communication. Words are not enough!
Try combining the traditional career resume with video and tell your story? Its time to land your dream job.!

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