The Pros and Cons of Video Resumes

Job applicants know that the first step to getting hired is crafting the best resume for the position. Resumes are the first thing recruiters see. Freelancers usually submit their resumes online. Sometimes it is in PDF format ,Word format, or in JPEG format. These days, there is another kind of resume: video resume. It is interesting to submit a video resume, and if you are interested in doing so, read up on the pros and cons of turning over such a unique format.

 

Pros

 

  • Unique: Video resumes are very unique. Once a recruiter sees a video in his list of resumes, not only will his curiosity increase but also he will want to take a look at it. As you know, getting their attention is the first step. With a video resume, you will definitely achieve that objective.

 

  • Visible: Your personality, skills, and talents are evident immediately. Video resumes either feature you, speaking confidently in front of the camera, or a brief description of all your previous works. Whatever your execution, your character and  skills are evident right from the beginning of the resume. It is very easy for your recruiter to see, If you are applying for a creative position, and you hand in a video resume with your creative projects.

 

  • Control: It’s like your initial interview, but with more control. Really, a video resume is just you answering all their typical interview questions as there is no one questioning you. Since it is a pre-planned interview, you can appear unruffled and confident and  you will come off as highly competent for the job.

 

Cons

Informal: It is still informal. While video resumes may be impressive, it may still be seen as an informal execution. After all, some companies still choose to do the traditional way of hiring employees.

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