Archive for October, 2008
Video resumes are part of the craze. We live in a YouTube generation. Video resumes, like those on ResumeTube.com, are just an extension of that. People love watching videos, which makes the video resume the next logical step in the job-seeking routine. In fact, ComScore, an online research company, reported that there were over 10 billion videos watched online just during the month of February 2008, which was a 66 percent increase over the prior year. Video resumes fall into that same category. The increase in demand for video resumes has been steadily increasing, as well.
Video resumes are green. More people than ever are before becoming aware of their impact on the environment. Because of this, video resumes are the greenest solution one can adopt when searching for a job or looking to fill a position. Using a video resume saves all the paper normally used in printing and mailing resumes. Video resumes at ResumeTube.com also reduce carbon emissions by eliminating the travel time required to attend multiple interviews. The video resume is a step in the right direction for anyone wanting to live green.
Video resumes save time. Think about the time it takes to create or watch a video resume. Now compare that to how long it takes to attend in-person interviews. The video resume takes a fraction of the time. There is no driving across town, and employers don’t have to juggle their schedules with video resumes; they can simply sit back and watch some video resumes as they start narrowing down the candidates.
Video resumes as a weeding tool. For many companies, the first round of interviews are simply to weed out some people to get to the few video resumes or candidates that they are really interested in. The interviewing process can be vastly condensed by using video resumes through ResumeTube.com. Rather than scheduling each person to come into the office, potential employers can watch the video resume and find the few selected people they would like to actually meet with.
Video resumes save money. For a job candidate, resumes and interviews can be costly, especially if you are between jobs. For employers, holding interviews or combing through paper resumes chews up the time of salaried employees. Either way, it’s a costly experience that can be lessened by using video resumes as a starting point. Video resumes saves money. Employees that create a video resume save paper, printing, stamps, and gas. Employers that watch video resumes to help locate the best candidate reduce the amount of down-time for their employees. Either way you look at it, video resumes and ResumeTube.com saves money.
Video resumes can be perfected. Video resumes give the job candidate a chance to hone their introduction so they make the best first impression. And because the video resumes are online, they can easily be updated or changed within minutes. Taking advantage of technology by using a video resume is an ideal route to take, for anyone with access to a computer.Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )
ResumeTube.com announces the start of a “go green” campaign to encourage employers and job-seekers to lower their carbon footprint by using video resumes and interviews.
JUPITER, FLORIDA – (October 28, 2008) – According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 159,000 Americans that lost their job just during the month of September 2008. Those people join an already existing unemployment rate of 6.1 percent. It stands to reason that each of these people will be seeking a new position. If each job-seeker selects only a dozen jobs to apply for and sends a resume and cover letter through the mail there will be nearly four million sheets of paper used alone, not including the resources that went into the envelopes, stamps, and all the delivery of those pieces of mail.
Add into that figure all the drive time and gas that people will spend going on multiple job interviews and it’s easy to see just how much environmental damage will be created in the job-seeking process. Not to mention the fact that the U.S. Census Bureau reports that there are 154.5 million people in the country’s workforce, with almost 8 million of them a having two or more jobs at once and the median time on the job is only four years. Plus, this month’s newly unemployed will likely see similar numbers in the months to come. That will help to continuously generate millions of pieces of paper and resources being used monthly to find new jobs.
“There are a lot of people in the country looking for work. They can help the environment and make the process of finding a new job easier by using online video resumes,” explains Fred Morrill, president of ResumeTube.com, an online video resume service for employers and job-seekers. “Using video resumes avoids the drive time, which reduces the carbon footprint. Green living and online resumes go hand-in-hand.”
People increasingly see the benefits of “going green.” Using online video resumes and interviews is becoming another green living option that people exercise to reduce their carbon footprint, or environmental impact. Rather than driving all around town, or flying to other cities for interviews, employers and employees can see videos of candidates and arrange online interviews via Web cams.
By putting resumes online, rather than printing dozens to mail out, people are helping the environment. All the paper that is saved by avoiding printing helps to save trees, while avoiding mailing resumes helps to reduce the carbon footprint created during the delivery process.
“Job hunting can take a while, especially in this sluggish economy,” says Morrill. “The job interviews someone goes out on create pollution. Being environmentally friendly is in, these days. People are realizing the impact they have on the world around them. Green living involves making sound eco-choices, and that can start with a resume.”
Video resumes give employers an opportunity to view the candidates, hear their communication skills, and get a first look and listen, all without having to worry about scheduling in-person meetings. Those that would like to schedule interviews can arrange online ones, a convenient and green-living option.
“As more people keep green thoughts in mind and seek to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, we feel online video resumes and interviews will be seen as a natural resume option,” adds Morrill. “Green living just makes sense, As well as saving all the paper, gasoline, and carbon emissions.”Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( 1 so far )