Mar 032010
 

Normally I don’t use my blog for self-promotional purposes, but since this post fits the theme “Against the grain,” I figured it was acceptable on a one-time basis.

In my opinion, video resumes are the future of job search, and marketers need to pave the way. Not that a video resume will completely replace the need for more comprehensive materials (e.g. website, traditional CV), but unlike the others, video brings your skills and accomplishments to life. And if you are a digital marketing professional, you can also demonstrate your inbound marketing savvyness by how well you market the resume through content publishing and social media outreach.

Two-page text resumes all look and sound the same after a while, and I can’t imagine the boredom and apathy recruiters must experience in evaluating credentials in that fashion.

Aside from showing off your experience, video is a medium for expression and storytelling, one that can engage, entertain, show personality, and capture your personal brand essence, all within 3 minutes.

Enjoy my video, forward to others as you see fit, and please share your perspective below.