How a Good Video Resume Leads to a Good Job?

Video interviewing is the latest trend in human resources and hiring. It offers employers a low-cost way to engage job seekers and get to know them using the power of web cameras and other mobile technologies. Earlier this year, Aberdeen inquiry found "54% of organizations that are adopting video have a continuous or in for the long talent acquisition strategy in place." As companies become more comfortable with video technologies, job seekers may want to consider how to take advantage of the power of video to engage the hiring manager by using a video introduction, also known as a video resume. Companies such as the nonprofit Music Saves Lives have successfully incorporated video introductions as part of their hiring and candidate screening process for volunteer positions. Chief Executive Officer Russel Hornbeek says: "By requesting and watching the videos we have found those that truly have enthusiasm for our life-saving programs. It's great to be able to have our on-site touring staff recognize the volunteers chosen for the event we have them scheduled for." However, it's possible to successfully connect with a recruiter in a more traditional industry with a video introduction. Mike Ramer, president of Ramer Search Consultants—a professional recruiting firm specializing in the financial, energy, biomedical, and human resources fields—agrees that video resumes are a useful way for some candidates to demonstrate their professionalism and to help them differentiate from the crowd. According to him, "If I received a video resume, I would review it, and if it's impressive, it can absolutely help the candidate."        

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