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Why video resumes won’t become mainstream (part I)

August 24, 2008 2 comments

I started this group to have a discussion about all types of video in hiring. As per my last posting, I believe videos that are created by companies to market and re-emphasize their brand are incredibly valuable and will only continue to grow in popularity.

Of the several types of videos within the hiring space, I think the least effective and least valuable are video resumes – for several reasons that will be discussed in parts:

1. Their potential for discrimination
2. The time they add to the hiring process, not streamline it
3. Who they are designed to benefit

I believe video resumes can absolutely increase the potential for discrimination in the hiring process for 2 primary reasons. First, because of when they enter the hiring process and second, because of the process standards demanded by the governing bodies that regulate employers.

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