In today’s fast-paced digital age, you will need every advantage to stand out from all the other job seekers out there. Making sure that you have an edge over your competition by knowing and utilizing the latest technological innovations. Having a video resume is an effective way to have that edge.
A video is a medium that has the ways to express yourself in a manner that a traditional written resume can. In a video, recruiters can see the candidates in a different light for it allows them to present themselves in a variety of ways.
Here are the benefits of using a video resume over a written one:
Creating a video resume allows candidates to manage how he or she presents themselves to a recruiter. Applicants can control how they appear to recruiters and how the recruiters will respond to them. While with a written resume, things can be interpreted differently depending on how a recruiter’s comprehension and sometimes their mood.
Because you are seen and heard conveying your message in your environment, the recruiter has a way of gauging your genuineness, which is an important criterion they look for a candidate. They can see the real you.
Guarantee of visibility
With a video resume, there is a higher possibility that a potential recruiter will view your profile. Compared to a paper resume that they can just scan or skip, they cannot watch just a part of your video because they need the details that they have to know to determine if you match their preference. It also gives you the advantage of focus, for they will need to pay full attention to your video.
Shows your selling skills
Your job as an applicant is to sell yourself to the companies you apply to. The video format allows you to be able to credibly demonstrate your communication skills. As such, video resumes match candidates who are looking for jobs in the advertising and/or the marketing field for it is similar to pitching a proposal.
Boosts the chance of a good first impression
If your one to put emphasis on having a great first impression, then your chances of doing that considerably jumped up. You can filter what you want to appear as to a recruiter since you can shoot and re-shoot until you feel like your first few words can grab that good first impression. The video resume allows you to exercise your creativity which can be a useful tool to achieve your aim.
In relation to getting a good first impression, that in itself involves showing your personality. You can present yourself by making use of a video’s room for many-sidedness.
A nice way of showing who you are is through your objective. Instead of having the recruiter just read it off your paper, they can hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. You can vividly and colorfully describe your objective/s which will give them that vibe of certainty from you. You know what you want and you are sure that you want it.
Producing a video resume offers more room for putting in your personal touch that can aid you to catch a recruiter’s attention, which in turn increases your chances of getting hired. It can be a more potent tool than the traditional resume, that we think candidates and companies should try to explore.