FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Tom Thomson, Managing Partner of Sanford Rose Associates® – Franklin, Featured in College Recruiter, The Pros and Cons of Video Resumes
Dallas, TX 12/15/2016
By: Matt Krumrie
Are you a recent college grad looking to get ahead of the competition by creating a video resume? Be cautious before thinking a video resume is the golden ticket to landing an interview, or getting a job.
That’s no surprise to Tom Thomson, managing partner of Sanford Rose Associates, a recruitment firm in Nashville. “The recruiters I discussed this with do not want video resumes,” says Thomson. Here is why, he says:
- Recruiters and hiring managers see these as highly produced marketing pieces.
- Most people are not comfortable or feel natural in front of a camera. “You may not want this to be the first impression a potential employer has of you,” says Thomson.
- It can easily be used to discriminate against highly qualified candidates based on their appearance.