NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--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 candidate’s professional presentation and demeanor (52%). Fourteen percent of respondents would use video resumes to get a better sense of candidate’s job experience and nine percent would use them to gauge a candidate’s 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 Vault’s 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 Internet’s 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.