YouTube Law Jobs - Is The Video CV The Way To Get A Law Job
LawJobsCenter.Blogspot - NZ Law Jobs - Time Magazine's article on video resumes is an interesting look at the
fast-developing role of online video sites and their application to online resumes. The large Vault site has just
completed a video resume contest and YouTube itself carries around 1600 resumes, some of which are funny, some tragic
and some . . well, they seem to work.
Time points to Jobster's link with social networker Facebook to feature online videos, while there are other sites like
62ndView, HireVue and ResumeVideo either up or being launched.
One problem is the issue of liability. Just as some offline resumes have names and identifying characteristics (like
racial background) deleted to avoid liability issues, the video resume offers up a host more such potential liabilities
that are scaring some employers into keeping their job submission process in the old format.
My guess is that video resumes will become a de rigeur method of job application in the not-so-distant future. Issues of
liability will be like any other issue of liability - you operate within an environment that provides protection to both
employer and potential employee.
So . . camera, lights, video action!