Saturday, October 5, 2013
Resume Video... Got one? Employers Love 'em
Any time you are in the job market, especially in this economy, you're going to have plenty of competition for that job your after. Lets face it, its a dog-eat-dog world, and if you're not doing things the right way, precise and with great thought and care, you may miss that "brass ring on the Merry-Go-Round," and have to settle for a job you never wanted in the first place.
One of the most innovative tools that I have seen lately is the "video resume." Like a paper resume that you hammer out on your keyboard, the "video resume" is much more creative, but also not nearly as comprehensive.
Basically, you could say that it is more like a visual outline that touches on key areas of interest contained in your traditional resume, but more fun to watch and should be designed to provide the hiring manager a way to sift through what they don't care about or is unimportant to their hiring criteria.
So, where should you begin to set yourself apart from the pack? Well, that depends on you. This is not necessarily a project that you want to over-think. Of my clients who ask me, I tell them to begin with their Resume, and to pare it down to an outline format. Here are my steps to cut the resume script to a more "meat & potatoes" version:
This is a crucial move on your part when making a resume video. I have seen some REALLY BAD stinkers, that were submitted, and OMG... I shut them off and moved on. But, if you would spend the same money to have a steak dinner and a bottle of wine with your significant other or a night on the town, then why not spend the same amount of money for a better job that you'll love and will create more income in your pocket? It is your choice, but in this crazy economy, I choose to invest in myself.
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