Enhanced Resumes for Security Job Seekers
Your resume or CV is often the first opportunity you have to make a positive impression on a potential employer. This basic document you can uniquely customize for each job you apply to should be one of the main components in your job search tool kit. However, there are new ways to enhance or present your qualifications that you may not have previously considered.
Video resumes have been around for some time. They have typically been most effective when applying for jobs in the creative industry. However, a year-and-a-half into the pandemic finds hiring companies and job seekers who are more media savvy than previously.
Many interviews are conducted virtually and career services such as LinkedIn have video clip capabilities for job seekers. This offers companies another way to get a sense of a potential candidate’s presence. Those looking for work can use it as an option to set themselves apart from others. This can be an assist to your job search or a pitfall depending on how well you prepare.
A video profile is not a replacement for your traditional resume. It should be short and function as an enhancement that best presents you to potential employers. It is not a reading aloud of your resume. Rather, have a script and practice until you come across as comfortable and confident talking about yourself. Note that some employers may not accept video resumes if they perceive it opens the door to potential discrimination.
Rising in popularity is the visual resume. If a company asks you for your slide deck, they are looking for your PowerPoint presentation on the topic of you. Once again, this is not a replacement for your conventional resume or CV. It is a creative addition designed to complement it and present your experience and qualifications in a creative way.
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