Whether you are a recruiter or a job hunter today’s job market is a stressful one. Job hunters are hard pressed to stand out in a sea of resumes so that they are the ones selected for an open position.
One recruiting manager informs me that his staff has gone from receiving 2000 resumes a day to 40,000 per day. It is difficult to keep up with the high volume of people seeking employement and using the internet to post their resumes for open positions. It is no wonder then that job hunters have found a novel way to find a job, the YouTube video.
Eric Romer created a video resume, posted it to YouTube, and sent the link along with his resume to the hiring manager.
He heard about a marketing manager job at razor company HeadBlade via Twitter and decided to set up a blog called “Hire Me, HeadBlade,” where he included a YouTube video of himself shaving his head with the company’s product. “I got a response within 24 hours, and the founder/CEO flew me out to interview less than a week later,” said Romer. He got the job.
Boomers do it too
Louie Bernstein, age 57 created a video resume as well. Continue Reading