89% of employers are open to video resumes
89% of employers revealed that they would watch a video resume if it were submitted to them. Although most employers have not yet used this new technology as an evaluative tool – only 17% have actually viewed a video resume ? the vast majority are receptive to it, Vault said. The primary reason why employers would value video resumes is the ability to assess a candidate’s professional presentation and demeanor (52%). 14% of respondents would use video resumes to get a better sense of candidate’s job experience and nine% would use them to gauge a candidate’s speaking manner. Long-winded video resume stars beware: more than three-quarters of employers (76%) advise candidates to keep their video resume under two minutes and 47% recommend getting the job done in less than a minute. While the use of video resumes is still embryonic among employers, 56% of employers believe they will become a common addition to future job applications.