So, how does one make an impression with merely a text version of a resume? How does a potential employer showcase the working environment and culture in just a text job description? What if you want your future employer to know how good looking you are? ;-)
is a first-of-its-kind video recruitment site because it provides a free library of occupational videos for employers to use to create video job ads. For jobseekers, it provides a Facebook widget so they can integrate their video resumes with the Facebook pages to share with their friends on Facebook or respond to a job video with a video resume.
For employers, this is a chance to advertise the benefits of being an employee of their company. For job seekers, this is your chance to display your beautiful face to prospective employers. However, are jobseekers ready for this? I happen to like a in-person interview much better as you can change your answers, facial expressions, etc... in response to what the employer asks whereas doing a video resume ahead of time somewhat limits the flexibility that you have in an interview. None-the-less, there are few videos already from job seekers, but not enough to claim success at this point.
VideoJobShop is not only a place to post video resumes. Maybe you looking for a job as a lounge singer, here's your chance to show your skills and sing for the video. There are no jobseeker profiles per say, so if you do come across a video by a job seeker, there's no easy way to see their text resume, or any other videos they've uploaded. You can, however, leave comments (constructive criticism) and contact them about the job.
If you're in the market for a new job or if you are looking for new employees,provides an interesting means to those ends.
Here is a sample employer video from their site:
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