We’ve come quite ways from the days of typewritten resumes handed in with a friendly handshake. While the friendly handshake and paper resume are still solid components of selling yourself at a job interview, today we have mounds more data on how the brain is wired as well as the psychology of the human attention span and memory retention.
According to the most recent incontrovertible statistical findings, the world’s most powerful generation is on the move again. After slaughtering their way through fabric softeners, the diamond industry, and the dinner date, there are yet more of society’s staples that Millennials insist must vanish for their dominance to continue. With murder in their hearts and a wicked grin on their faces, they have chosen their next target; the paper resume.
Whether you’re a full-time hiring manager or wearing the hat temporarily, time is your most valuable asset. Deciding where it goes and who it goes to is a key part of your profession, and you need to determine the best candidates to hire in the shortest period. To that end, here are 4 ways to screen candidates faster.
5 Ways To Impress The Hiring Manager
So you’re on the market for a new job. The one you’re in doesn’t fit as well as you’d like, or maybe it’s been a bad fit from the start. You’re looking for a job where you can play your part and shine or, perhaps, climb that ladder you’ve been eyeing for awhile.
You are excited. You are pumped up. You know the true value of a video resume and you are itching to get in front of your webcam and present yourself in the best possible light. What should you talk about, you wonder. An abbreviated family history will be a good start, right? Round you out in the eyes of your employer and give off the casual-friendly vibe. Then you can follow it up with the professional angle, list off every single task of every single position of every single job you have ever been a part of--
“Video resume?” you may ask. “How on earth is that supposed to work?”