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Seriously Though, Why Video?

Sure, creating a video resume can take a bit more time and effort than simply updating your text resume. Is it really worth the time and energy to write a script, get dolled up, and find a location to shoot (and re-shoot) this video? One of the foundations of Jobma as a platform rests on

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Video Resumes: The Importance of Audio

When utilizing a video resume it is of utmost importance to speak clearly and audibly. Here are some small, yet exceptionally important, errors to avoid when recording your video resume. 1. Being too Loud – Nobody likes to feel like their being yelled at. Make sure the volume of your video reflects your natural volume level when

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A Video Resume in my College Application?

Are you still unsure about this whole video resume saga? Not convinced that it is the hiring process of the future? In response to your potential uncertainties, I’ll let you know that video resumes are quickly taking off in arenas outside of the workforce. For example, several colleges and universities are now accepting video resumes

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Coming Soon to an Organization near You…

Want to render your resume ineffective? Yeah, I didn’t think so. Unfortunately, people do it all the time by not taking a step back to think about what a resume really is. Here are a few simple mistakes to avoid, and a new way of looking at resumes in general. Think of it as a

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Four Video Resume Mistakes That Could Cost You an Interview

Lucky for you, some of the most common video resume mistakes are easily avoidable once you’re aware of them. Check out this list for four video resume mistakes made frequently by job seekers: 1. Not being clear about your objective. If you summarize your past experiences, list your skills, and briefly discuss your current or

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Debunking Video Resume Myths

Have you shied away from the idea of using a video resume because of some unsound idea you have about their effectiveness or authority? Let’s take a look at some of the more common video resume myths: 1. Video resumes are unconventional and untraditional, so employers won’t want them. Yes, video resumes are not traditional.

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Saving Money with Video Resumes…So Just How Many Benjamins Are We Talking About?

Saving money is only one of the incredible advantages that employers can enjoy by using Jobma’s video resume platform. Well of course a video resume website is going to say that! But where’s the evidence, right? Are we talking pennies or Benjamins? As I’ll show you shortly, this “selling point” is real, and the data

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But I’m Too ________ For a Video Resume

Go ahead. Fill in the blank with your biggest insecurity. “I’m too old. I’m too shy. I’m too ugly. I’m too heavy.” When I told my roommate about Jobma and the concept behind video resumes, her first response was that she doesn’t film well because she’s too pale and, therefore, she would never use a

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Take Barney Stinson’s Advice to “Suit Up” for Your Video Resume

We all know that we should look professional and polished when shooting our video resume. But how much does that really matter? To what extreme do we need to go to ensure that our images look professional? Will employers notice chipped fingernail polish or heavy perfume? These are all great questions, and research provides some

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Color me hired: What the Color You Wear for Interviews and Video Resumes Says About You

Searching for a job is a stressful process in and of itself, but on top of the resumes, cover letters, and qualifications, your appearance is still important in making a good first impression! You are essentially marketing yourself to potential employers, so dressing appropriately is a must during the interview process.  You wouldn’t purchase something

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