Video Résumés Are a Really Bad Move

The old school résumé is still the way to go, study says.

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"No." That's what nearly 60 percent of executives recently answered in a Robert Half International survey when asked if they accept video résumés.

About 1 in 4 said the screen-time sell was OK. That figure actually seems surprisingly high.

What's the uncomplicated takeaway here? If you're trying to impress, Robert Half CEO Max Messmer advises:

Writing error-free resumes targeted to each job opening, crafting customized cover letters that succinctly explain why you are the right person for the position, and maximizing every opportunity to network with others in your field can often be the most effective strategies for getting hired.


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