Question:
@marcobuscaglia Are video resumes worth doing? Or are they too narcissistic? #callingallgrads
–Question from twitter user @mattmaldre

Answer:
Greg Pulier, co-founder of Interactive Video Technologies, a video webcasting company, says when it comes to video resumes, there’s a thin line between tasteful and tacky. For instance, wearing a suit and tie to a job interview is much more appropriate than jeans and a T-shirt, and your video resume should mimic that by being just as classy.

“Video is a really powerful medium, and given the fact that the youth workforce is so web-savvy, it makes sense for them to create video resumes to sell their personality along with their qualifications by using Internet tools to do so,” Pulier says. “But there’s a fine line between creating a video pitch that’s appropriate for business use and creating a clip that can easily turn into something that’s uploaded to YouTube and passed around as a joke.”

And even with rising acceptance, video resumes aren’t necessarily for everyone. Depending on the job, some recruiters may be unimpressed by your technical savvy, says Brian Hoffman of the Waltham, Mass.-based staffing firm Winter, Wyman.

Hoffman suggests that video resumes are “best suited for an ‘unconventional’ employer or job.”

“For instance, a video production house might love a video resume – they can tell a lot about the person by production values, staging and creativity in how it is technically produced,” Hoffman says. “But an investment house? Not so much.”

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