Juliette Albane March 17, 2021 Resume
Scanning for keywords is not used by 100% of employers, however, a very high percentage of them do use this technique. Think about it for a second. They will sometimes receive 100‘s and possibly thousands of resumes for various positions being offered. It would take way to much time for each and every resume to be read through. In some cases, companies even use software which scans resumes for keywords. If these targeted key words are not found, well, in computer terms...delete, delete, delete.
A video resume follows many of the same principles as regular sample resumes - it has to make a good first impression in the shortest time possible and it has to stand out with regard to style as well as content. The first ten seconds of the video resume corresponds to the look and layout of your resume sample - if you fail to grab the viewer or reader‘s attention at that first instant, the rest of the resume doesn‘t get watched, or read as in the written resume scenario.
Resume writing services have matured over the years and been sliced in two different categories. The first category of resume composing services provides revision and edition of resumes and the second one provide a professionally written resume. In the former type of service the candidate send the resume, via mail, fax or email it online, to the writing company and they revise it for grammar or other mistakes, they then rectify it and send back to the candidate. Such services exist simple to recheck the resume and edit the mistakes and do nothing more than that.
Less than 5% of job seekers take the time to invest in a professional, high quality resume. Do you think, of all those potentially qualified applicants, if you are the one with the resume that stands out, that your chances of being selected might increase exponentially? Once you have been selected to take part in the interview process, then it is up to you to communicate, to the potential employer, that you are not only the best qualified applicant but you are also ready, willing, and able to do the job at the highest level.
Video resumes can take several different forms - you can make a CD or a DVD out of it by filming it yourself and then sending it to prospective employers the same way as you would a traditional resume. On the other hand you could create a video resume website for the payment of a modest hosting fee. There are also web based employment services who will host the video resume for you and ensure that it is passed on to appropriate prospective employees. Some website let you insert a YouTube video onto the online resume - or a career related video or a demo reel or similar. Many of these also offer tips, advice and DIY instructions on creating your own video resume templates. You could also, in the alternative post your video resume on YouTube where it can be viewed by anyone.
It is good to appear eager to do the job, but not so much that you sound desperate. There is an extremely fine line that you must walk in order to produce the best possible resume. You want to use intelligent language, however, you don‘t want to go overboard with hyperbole, or uncommon words or phrases. It is important to use everyday language whenever possible. Obviously, if you are applying for a highly technical position, it will be necessary to use some of the technical terms and specialised lingo that is used in that particular profession. As a general rule of thumb you should keep everything simple and straight to the point.