The benefits of social media and an online presence.

So maybe you want to be an event planner but you just haven’t found the right job opportunity.

Well, when you finally do find it, I’m here to help you consider a video resume.

A video resume is “a short video created by a candidate for employment that describes the individual’s skills and qualifications and is typically used to supplement a traditional resume.” It is what it says it is, basically.

Advantages: 

  • it is your chance to show off your speaking skills to your potential employer before you are called in for an interview.
  • If you’re applying for a media, online, or public relations position, then the video resume will  show your relevant skills.
  • Discuss a skill set or work experience you have and use it as a chance to tell your potential employer why they should hire you.

Disadvantages:

  • It does not replace your traditional resume. You must still tailor your paper resume to include exciting verbs and concise skills.
  • Some employers do not accept video resumes to avoid potential discrimination or hiring based on appearance.
  • Applicant Tracking Systems will not be able to scan your video resume for relevant words and may eliminate you from the hiring process.

A video resume is not for everyone. But if you think potential employers in your career field will appreciate and acknowledge the additional effort, grab your camera and try it. Figure out what works for you and be sure to tell me how it goes!

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