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Think Twice Before Creating a Video Resume

So what’s with all this hype about creating a resume on video, is it for real? Many large job boards such as Monster and Careerbuilder seems to think this is a new trend catching the job search community by surprise. Yes, it is a great tool to consider, but will it last and will the human resources market welcome this new trend with open arms? Although we can’t speak for all employers, we can tell you from our own experience of screening thousands of resumes that the video resume is just a short term fad and we aren’t the only ones who think so. Speaking with our fellow HR colleagues and reading various articles online, it doesn’t seem like the market is fully ready to embrace the video resume. Most employers continue to support a traditional resume over the video resume. So if you are considering creating one of these youtube like video resumes, think twice. Here is an article that points out some of our not so positive thoughts about the video resume.

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