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 read (Forbes Insight)? Take a look at the video below to learn more about video and it’s importance in the job search.
If that isn’t reason enough to try a video resume, check out this Forbes article that discusses Ph.D level expert Susan Weinschek’s 4 psychological reasons we are drawn to video:
- The Fusiform Facial area makes us pay attention to faces – this is an actual brain function that hard-wires us to use the human face as a gathering point for information and believability.
- Voice conveys rich information – yes, the simple sound of a human voice speaking to us has an amazing way of converting information into meaningful content.
- Emotions are contagious – here’s a subtle but powerful aspect that we may take for granted. The body language of emotions is an appealing and we naturally love to share.
- Movement grabs attention – another trait that runs deep in our collective anthropological DNA is the power of peripheral motion. Since the stone age, we’ve survived by noticing things in motion – looks like we still do!
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