Job Seekers Turn to Technology
According to the BBC, a technological revolution is occuring in the world of job seeking, with recruitment agencies being squeezed out by tools such as social media.
Several potential employees are taking advantage of new ways of gaining exposure in front of future employers by posting video resumes on YouTube.
Video allows them to show off their personalities in a way that a paper CV cannot, gaining them an additional ‘wow’ factor in front of employers.
Graeme Anthony, who needed to get a job in PR, exploited the medium when he sat behind a table pitching his skills, and posted the video onto YouTube.
His novel approach was immediately picked up on by London PR agency, Frank PR, who invited him in for an interview and awarded him the job.
Graham Goodkind, chairman and founder of Frank PR, told the BBC that he was surprised so few candidates resorted to such hi-tech tricks.
“It’s always amazed me in this day and age, that when things are moving so quickly from a technological point of view, CVs and resumes are really the same as they were 10, 15 or even 20 years ago.
“So this really opened up our eyes to how it really could be done and we wanted to meet the guy straight away.”
In addition to posting your video on networks like YouTube, job seekers are also helped along the way by a number of videos explaining better ways of marketing themselves, as wells as tips on how to make video CVs.