Video CVs – are they the future?

In an era of high-levels of youth unemployment, sensible graduates are trying to find ways to stand out from the crowd. Are video CVs the way forward?It may be much easier to be persuasive if you can talk to an employer rather than just send a cover letter, so it might be a great way to get noticed. A couple of years ago I featured this CVIV from Graeme Anthony (he then went on to secure himself a job at a PR agency so it did the trick)

Over at Inspiring Interns, they now offer a video CV service so that you can be recorded and then watched by potential employers.  Even if you decide a video CV isn’t for you, it’s worth having a look at the site to see what other grads are doing.  You can also take a peek at their written CVs, which is always useful when you are trying to check out the competition.
Digital Marketing Executive, Alex Townley, explains, “Sometimes a tailored CV and cover letter isn’t enough to make your application stand out,  – unfortunately this is a side-effect of a crowded job market. To make sure you don’t fall at the final hurdle and ensure that your CV isn’t overlooked, consider recording a video CV to highlight your most relevant skills and to showcase your personality. Check out Inspiring Interns’ guide to video CVs below to find out more!”

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