I truly believe in this economy that a simple resume and cover letter is old news. It’s time for an upgrade! The next wave in the job market is going to be a video webume.  It showcases a person on how they can talk, what they look like, it goes beyond a traditional webume/resume, it shows a person’s creativity, and it is a better way to explain yourself.  The way of the resume is going the way of the dinosaur.  It was a great beginning but now that there is a better option out there employers need to pick it up.  It’s something different but if someone can impress you with their video webume you know that their interview is going to be that much better.  If you are an employer and are prospecting people to hire or to get them a job a video webume is what you should be looking at hiring from.
From an employer’s standpoint if a prospective employee produces a video webume for a job it really shows how driven they are to get that job.  They aren’t taking the easy way out and coming up with a resume which can take an hour or so.  A video webume really shows determination.  To complete a successful video webume it should take the person 4-8 hours.  As an employer if you know someone took that much time into applying for a job you know they will be just as hard working for the job once they get hired.  From my experiences with making video webumes it is quite a task to accomplish and I wouldn’t do it unless I was very serious about a job.
I see it that any employer would give bonus points to anyone that would do a video webume.  The video webume is a great tool to get a job and to really show your determination.  If you would like to learn how to create a video check out my post on creating a video webume.  As always you can sign up at http://www.mywebume.com to get your video webume started and uploaded.