Jobster, Inc.

July 06, 2007 16:20 ET

Jobster Offers Video Resume Tips

SEATTLE--(Collegiate Presswire - July 6, 2007) - Jobster, Inc., the first online career network for the digital generation, today announced its top ten tips for creating an effective video resume, which users can post on their Jobster profile page.

"As access to digital video capture devices like cell phones and point-and-shoot cameras explodes and more and more people are using sites like YouTube, it's natural that jobseekers would take advantage of the new technologies to enhance their ability to stand out from the crowd and be found by employers," said Jobster director of corporate communications Christian Anderson. "Jobster lets jobseekers embed video resumes into their professional profile to bring their skills and experiences to life."

Guidelines for an effective video resume:

-- Be concise - Don't let the hiring manager get bored. A video resume should be between two and four minutes long.

-- Be specific - Show and/or tell viewers what role you want and why you would be great in it.

-- Be honest - Just like a paper resume or a professional profile, there is no room to fudge the facts in a video resume.

-- Be yourself - Make sure your personality shines through. Remember, the audience is prospective bosses and co-workers so be work-appropriate.

-- Be presentable - Dress the part. This will be different for different jobs, but a wrinkle-free, button-up shirt and khaki slacks are always safe.

-- Be creative - Employers see a lot of resumes and more and more video resumes. Try to stand out by being creative and showcasing your work if applicable.

-- Be enthusiastic - This is the time to stand out from the crowd. Smile and be confident.

-- Be prepared - Don't just wing it. It's helpful to give specific examples about why you are great at what they do.

-- Be organized - think of your video like a story. Have a beginning, middle and an end.

-- Be engaged - Sit up straight and talk to the camera as if it was a person.

Since Jobster launched video resumes in December of 2006, users have taken the ability to add video to their Jobster profiles in many different directions. Hiring managers and recruiters are posting videos about what it's like to work at their company, jobseekers are posting video resumes and personal sizzle reels. People using Jobster for career networking are posting videos that represent their passion, or ambitions or sense of humor.

Following are examples of video resumes:

-- Video Resume: Mel Aclaro:

http://www.jobster.com/at/person/show/385222

-- Personal sizzle reel: Peter Althoff:

http://www.jobster.com/at/person/show/863116

-- Personal sizzle reel: Scott Johnson:

http://www.jobster.com/at/person/show/552621

-- Recruiter: Morgan Missentzi at Google:

http://www.jobster.com/people/morganjane

-- Recruiter: Jenny Jirschele at Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development:

http://www.jobster.com/at/person/show/146088

About Jobster

Founded in 2004, Jobster is the online career center for the digital generation. Millions of individuals use Jobster to connect with people, information, and opportunities to further their careers. The Jobster Career Center can also be found on Facebook, the leading website for 18-24 year olds. More than 15 percent of Fortune 100 employers use Jobster's premium recruiting tools to find the great
people they cannot find elsewhere. Jobster is backed by industry-leading investors Ignition Partners, Trinity Ventures, Mayfield Fund and Reed Elsevier Ventures. For more information, visit www.jobster.com.

Copyright Jobster, Inc. 2007. Jobster is a service mark of Jobster, Inc. and may not be used without express written consent of Jobster, Inc.

For more information or to set up an interview with a Jobster executive, please contact:

Christian Anderson,

Director of Corporate Communications

ChristianA@Jobster.com

(206) 428-1423

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