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The Blogs of Dave Murphy

We have had significant success using brief YouTube videos to advertise new job opportunities since busy people don’t have the time or interest to read lengthy job descriptions that they receive on a routine basis. The same principle holds for would-be candidates who are interested in pursuing jobs posted online. Recruiters and HR personnel view hundreds of emailed applications each week, most of which are sent by applicants who are nowhere near qualified for the opening. It is time consuming and laborious to screen through the time-waster applications to find the few that are legitimate and worthy of consideration. So what does a qualified, legitimate candidate do in order to stand out and ensure they don’t get lost in the flood of applications?

One innovative approach is to include a brief video about your qualifications and motivation in addition to your resume. When the screener on the receiving end of…

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