89% of Employers Open to Viewing Video Resumes, Says Vault

Vault Releases First-Ever Video Resume Survey

NEW YORK--()--According to the just-released 2007 Video Resume Survey by career publisher Vault Inc. (www.vault.com), 89% of employers revealed that they would watch a video resume if it were submitted to them. Although most employers have not yet used this new technology as an evaluative tool -- only 17% have actually viewed a video resume the vast majority are receptive to it.

The primary reason why employers would value video resumes is the ability to assess a candidates professional presentation and demeanor (52%). Fourteen percent of respondents would use video resumes to get a better sense of candidates job experience and nine percent would use them to gauge a candidates speaking manner.

Long-winded video resume stars beware: more than three-quarters of employers (76%) advise candidates to keep their video resume under two minutes and 47% recommend getting the job done in less than a minute.

While the use of video resumes is still embryonic among employers, 56% of employers believe they will become a common addition to future job applications.

Media seeking the full results of Vaults 2007 Video Resume Survey should contact Claire Yaptangco at Claire@vault.com. The survey was administered early March of this year and consists of 309 responses from employers in various industries around the country.

Vault is currently running a Big Break via Video resume contest for job-seekers to submit video resumes for various industries. For more detailed information regarding the contest, please view this link - http://www.vault.com/membership/video-resume.jsp

About Vault Inc.

Celebrating its tenth anniversary, Vault Inc. is the leading media company focused on careers. Vault offers over 100 nationally distributed books, from the best-selling Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms to the Vault Guide to Schmoozing. Vault is celebrated for its online resource, www.vault.com -- which offers surveys and "insider" information on more than 4,500 employers, 4,000 colleges and universities, and hundreds of industries and occupations -- as well as the much-praised Electronic WaterCooler, the Internets first-ever network of message boards for professionals with nearly 2,000,000 searchable posts. Vault was founded in 1996 by Hussam Hamadeh, Samer Hamadeh, and Mark Oldman.

Contacts

Vault Inc.
Claire Yaptangco, 646-792-6351
E-mail: Claire@vault.com

Contacts

Vault Inc.
Claire Yaptangco, 646-792-6351
E-mail: Claire@vault.com