Would you hire these people? Which one?
By BarryArtiste, Now Public Contributor
Well Now Public Readers, Human Resources have gone High Tech, but will video resumes be based on looks instead of experience? Of course it will, let's not fool ourselves, Humans are visual animals first and foremost. Otherwise Television, Playboy and Fashion Magazines would be out of business as well as all the celebrities. When someone says that you have a "Face for Radio", that's pretty strong endorsement. MTV lost a lot of Music artists, that were pretty well known before the Music Video Age.
Will Videos overtake experience, say in a entry level adminstration occupations? Will this new video concept be just another way to thin out the employment herd, possibly the Lakteeshas and Indiras may not make the cut, even if they choose Canadian names such as Britney or Barbara. Vancouver being appearance, age, fit and toned discriminators are one of the worst offenders, Bar None. It can be said with discrimination lawsuits at an all time high, will a video just be a preview in an attempt to see the eye candy merchandise before calling.
Because once a sight unseen applicant is called into an interview, especially and unattractive, though highly competent applicant, it can be a lawsuit awaiting if the unattractive applicant feels he/she is being singled out when they are passed over for a job. This way a Video will allow the prospective employer to pass on those they feel are not as Groovy,Hip dressed and stylishly young to join their office clique, as witnessed as Verbatim by women I know in more than a few Employment Agency as well as Entertainment and Fashion, Service businesses. When I say Vancouver is one of the largest offenders, you can certainly take that to the bank.
An East Indian who credentials aas a environmental scientist were Poo-poo'd by a group of Northern HR people lost a discrimination case against this fellow. I bet if they had a video resume, this would not have happened.
Asia and Europe and in particular Moscow, require not just a headshot, but a full length body shot with every resume, including your age, as they blatantly state in their "age 20-28" specific age ranges when looking for people, some include please state marital status. It is usually young women they wish to employ as EYE Candy.
When experienced employees with excellent knowledge at an all time scarcity, some businesses will lose out on the brightest and the best.
Of course I could be wrong in all this, but I seriously doubt it.
Anyone care to challenge or agree?