When you are thinking of ways to try and stand out in the job market, creating and sharing a video resume may be a great option for you! Reflecting back on my own experience with this, I remember getting over 3,000 views on LinkedIn and a few professionals reaching out about an interest in hiring me. It was a great way to share my elevator pitch to a large audience and showcase my personality and related work experiences.
Due to the unique benefits of a video resume, it is worth thinking if this might be something you want to try. I recommend starting with reviewing Alison’s overview of video resumes by reading this article first. She does a great job outlining things to consider before committing to this approach. As with any marketing technique, not everything may be suited for your particular goals. Video resumes are just another option in the toolkit of job marketing strategies. If you think they work for you, great! If not, reach for another tool!