Lights, Camera, No Action for Video Resumes

Which side of the video-resume street are you standing on these days?

In a recent survey of 150 senior executives from the nation’s 1,000 largest finance and accounting companies, Robert Half International found that just 24% of senior executives say their companies accept video resumes from candidates. Another 58% say “no” and 18% say they are unsure about their companies’ policies.

So, which side of the street are you on? Are you thinking, “Only one in four accepts them?” Or are you thinking, “Really, one in four? That’s a lot!”

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Although video resumes have become more common, some employers are reluctant to accept them for fear of bias claims.

Elaine Rigoli has nearly 15 years of experience managing content and community for various B2B and consumer websites. Elaine has written thousands of business and technology articles and has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal and eWeek, among other publications.