Waterloo,On. (PRWEB) April 10, 2013
Hiring took a hit in March and as competition for jobs heats up candidates seek new ways to stand out. Introducing a ‘new way’—the ACareerJob app which allows job seekers to stand out in a tough job market using video resumes, aka ‘the new cover letters.’
Traditionally, the cover letter has been the only way for applicants to add dimension to resumes and distinguish themselves in the stack of resumes on recruiters’ desks. But today, it is far less often that hirers are looking through paper resumes at all as more often the people screening job applicants are reviewing submissions on a notebook or mobile device, said John Francis, managing partner at ACareerJob. According to ACareerJob, the video resume is the ‘new cover letter’ and their job-matching app is helping job-seekers capitalize on the technology shift by giving employers a preview of the person behind the facts and figures.
“The traditional cover letter is dead. It’s boring, repetitive, a waste of time, rarely read and worse…almost everybody submits one,” said Francis. “The video resume is the new cover letter. It lets job-seekers submit a personalized introduction to employers and showcase their soft skills. Further, video resumes prove than an applicant is serious about the job and took the time to go the extra mile. It allows you to show the company who you are and at the same time communicates that you truly believe you could be a great addition to their team—and took an extra step to tell them why.”
Video resumes add to and don’t detract from traditional application packages, Francis noted, and are a great tool to help land a first interview and to stand out in an overabundance of applicants. In addition to the video resume feature, the ACareerJob job-finding app features a candidate profile and traditional resume attachment applicants can submit.
For more helpful tips and to download the free job finder app for iPhone, Android or Blackberry go to http://www.acareerjob.net.
ACareerJob, a subsidiary of Theonera Inc., is a recruitment, assessment and outplacement firm based in Waterloo, Ontario Canada. The ACareerJob free job finder app offers a constant stream of current job opportunities, links to apply directly to the employer and two resume up-load options. Use the quick resume upload or, for greater job finding success, upload an enhanced profile and video resume.