Writing the perfect resume is tough. Is everyone really proficient in Microsoft Powerpoint and Excel? Should the main takeaway be that you graduated in 2008? It’s 2020, so probably not.
VCV is trying to help people stand out by turning traditional resumes into a video. Taking inspiration from Instagram Stories, creating a resume is meant to be easy and familiar. Answer a few questions, upload your video and send a link to hiring managers in place of or alongside a cover letter.
This is what VCV Founder and CEO, Arik Akverdian had to say:
“Video will represent 80% of all internet traffic by 2021 according to Cisco, and according to eMarketer 94.1% of millennial internet users were streaming digital video in 2019. With growing demand for video social media such as TikTok, Snapchat, Instagram stories and others, we're bringing the short video format to the job market. We believe that video resumes will become an essential feature on the job market because a one-minute video application saves companies many hours of screening candidates, and it also spares candidates from unnecessary interviews.”
Intro30 offers a similar service prompting you to create a 30 second video as part of its resume builder. It's slightly more formal, but essentially built on the same premise that you can show more of your personality through video to stand out to hiring managers.
If you’re currently tightening up your own resume and looking for your next role, we have a couple of open positions at Product Hunt right now:
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