‘Video CVs could become the norm for recruitment’

Almost half of recruiters and HR managers are expecting to use video CVs in the future, according to a new study.

Almost half of recruiters and HR managers are expecting to use video CVs in the future, according to a new study.

The survey by talent and career management consultancy Right Management revealed that while just 17 percent stated they used video CV’s now, this jumped up to almost half (48 percent) who said they would consider using them in the future. Similarly, 40 percent said webcam/viedo technology was likely to increase in the selection process in the next five years.

Seventy four percent of the recruiters and HR managers surveyed used social and face to face networking. Of the most useful social/professional networking sites for sourcing candidates, LinkedIn topped the list (61 percent), but Facebook was cited by over half (52 percent) as the second most useful site.

Nicola Deas, Practice Leader of Career Management at Right Management, said: “It’s critical, particularly in this difficult job market, that jobseekers have support to develop the right skills and have access to the right opportunities to find employment. It’s never been more important to learn how to effectively network with peers – online and offline – as well as being able to create a great online profile with compelling messages that will get noticed by employers and recruiters. It’s not enough to have just to have a good CV today.”





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