Monday, October 1, 2007

Blog Topic for the week of September 24th

One of the articles that caught my eye talked about how video resumes are taking off (Diana Ransom). I never thought of employers accepting video resumes. The thought of creating a video resume never crossed my mind. When I actually start to think about it, I guess it makes sense, especially when it comes to distance. Instead of talking on the phone or having a paper copy of a resume, a company might prefer having a video resume to actually see a potential employee and his/her personality. Diana also talked about what NOT to do when making a video resume. One guy had lifted weights, played golf, and danced with some girl in his video and it didn't go well with the employer.

Another article I came across talked about employers cracking down on candidates who lie on their resumes (Barbera Mende). Lots of people get away with lying on their resumes and think nothing of it but this article spoke on how employers are actually catching people who lie on their resumes. In the long run, it's not worth it. In fact, Mende spoke on how you should count on being caught. It's better to be honest when it's all said and done.

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