The Flip Side to Video Resumes

Why should the job seekers have all the fun making videos? Recently the tables have turned and it has become the employees pointing the camera on themselves. Employers see this as a way to attract the coveted Generation Y workers who are familiar with doing everything online.

Many tech savvy companies have made videos of their employees talking about a day in their shoes or the biggest misconceptions about their job. By providing these video diaries to online viewers, applicants can get a better understanding of the jobs and see if they would be a good fit in the company. By seeing the offices and the dress code it becomes easier for the candidate to see if applying is worthwhile or a waste of time.

These testimonials can give prospective employees an inside look at what the job is really like and can reduce preconceived notions about certain jobs and industries. The videos let employees show their passion and portray the spectrum of diverse individuals that can work for a company.

As companies turn to employee videos for recruiting, individuals are beginning to get a better feel for a company without blindly applying. Obviously no job seeker should rely 100% on these video testimonials. You can never really judge a company or a position until you are actually working in the office among others. Use these videos as a learning tool to help you focus your job search and better understand a job that might not be right for you.

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