The majority of jobseekers are still using
traditional CVs, despite the increasing reliance on the internet,
according to new research.
According to a recent study by executive search organisations
MRINetwork which looked at 500 job applicants, just four per cent
have used a video CV in a job search.
Michael Jalbert, president of MRINetwork, said it is "too soon" to
know whether video CVs will become the most popular method for
applications, noting that there are "probably less than 200" of
them on various sites.
"Video CVs have been around for years", he said.
"The growth of broadband connections and the existence of
easy-to-use video-making applications will most likely spur usage
as more candidates hoping to stand out from the competition post
video CVs online to boost their chances of being noticed and
He went on to note that employers should focus solely on
qualifications and not on appearances which a video CV may
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