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Why Recruiting Firms Should Have Video Resume Capabilities

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. Video resumes are the future. The ubiquity of quality video cameras

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Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Have a Video Resume

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. Creating a video resume can be a helpful complement to your

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Pros and Cons of a Video Resume (Candidate Perspective)

By: Debra Wheatman Debra Wheatman, CPRW, CPCC is president of Careers Done Write, a premier career-services provider focused on developing highly personalized career roadmaps for senior leaders and executives across all verticals and industries. Debra may be contacted directly at debra@careersdonewrite.com. Visit her site at: careersdonewrite.com. Follow Debra on Twitter. Video resumes can be an advantage to certain candidates

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The Power of Emotion

I was a server for a couple of years during college. Although serving is typically seen as a minimum-wage, non-impressive, no-degree-required type job, I cannot stress enough how important that position was to me in learning good communication and customer service skills. I learned how to quickly and easily connect with strangers and build lasting

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The One Thing Keeping You From Getting a Job

When you’re feeling down about being unemployed or frustrated with not being able to find your next opportunity, it can be easy to slip into the habit of having a negative outlook. In addition to that, throw in the fact that you’ve been rejected by the last three employers you interviewed for. Perhaps you’re feeling

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The Top Hiring Complaints

When looking for a new employee, employers want someone who is qualified and talented, excited about the position, and a good fit for the culture of the company. For all of these reasons, they put a lot of time and effort into the hiring process. Despite this willingness to dedicate resources to this process, finding

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5 Soft Skills HR Managers Look for in a Video Resume

As video resumes gain popularity, a new trend is emerging among recruiters these days – gauging communication skills in candidates for initial shortlisting. These one minute videos can accurately reveal a lot about a candidate, especially their soft skills and personality, which aren’t always reflected in a written resume. When it comes to hiring, these

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Why Video Is Vital For Your Job Search

When it comes to the job search & hiring processes, a traditional resume is a must. But let’s face it, there are certain things that video does that paper just isn’t capable of. Why do you think YouTube is the number two search engine in the world? Why would 59% of business executives rather watch than

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Employers: No-No’s for Job Posts

As an employer, you’re well aware of how little time you spend looking at each resume. Likewise, you can understand that frantic and unemployed job seekers may spend just as little time flipping through job posts. Given this, it’s obviously important to spend some quality time in order to make sure that your posts are

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Google+ for Beginners

I know this blog is filled with posts telling you to put yourself out there (in a professional manner, of course) on social media, because the visibility will help you land that coveted job you’ve been searching for. Well, if you’re anything like me, you’re on social media already, but not everywhere. I live on

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