In today's competitive employment market, every job candidate wants to stand out from the crowd. According to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Labor there are about 6 unemployed workers competing for each job opening; the highest level since the bureau started tracking these figures nine years ago.
The competition is indeed fierce, but having a video resume might be what you need to gain that edge. The use of video resumes to apply for jobs has increased in popularity. Usually spanning one to three minutes long, video resumes allow job applicants to highlight certain skills, such as leadership, presentation, and creative abilities. Video resumes can help emphasize a candidates' potential rather than their past work history. Making a video is easy, especially with the availability of affordable digital recorders and ability to spruce-up a video by including personalized logos, special effects, and background music.
In the popular CBS TV show, "How I Met Your Mother," Barney Stinson (Neil Patrick Harris), an opinionated, confident womanizer in his early thirties, creates a "how -to" video on creating an "awesome" video resume sure to get you the job your applying for.
"John Smith" created a DADO profile and wants to upload a video to highlight his accomplishments and let hiring managers know why they should hire him over his competition. Which video do you like better?
We encourage all of our candidates to create a video.