Secrets of the Job Hunt


Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Video Resumes on Career Builder

Despite most HR professionals shrugging off the video resume as a fad, CareerBuilder is moving ahead with adding video resumes for job seekers to the site.

CHICAGO, April 18 /PRNewswire/ -- announced plans to
be the first major online job site to launch a new video resume service,
enabling job seekers to enhance their online applications with videos
highlighting their qualifications, accomplishments and other key
information. Set to launch in the second quarter of this year, the video
resume offering follows last year's launch of's Video
BrandBuilder, a unique service that enables employers to post videos of
their workplace, employee experience and job opportunities to attract
targeted candidates.
They claim a survey they did says 60 percent of HR is interested in video resumes. But 'some interest' will not equate into actually using the service. Everything I've heard from employers is that they don't have the time to watch videos. Plus most job seekers don't create good videos in the first place.

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