Does anybody here have any experience of these kinds of CV's? Have you made one? Have you noticed any differences in job application or interview success? Or recruiters and employers have you received many? How do you view them?
As the recession sends competition for jobs soaring, candidates are stepping up their acts with the use of 3D CVs.
Human resources firm Jaluch has welcomed the evolution of the CV from 2 pages of A4 to include a video about the candidate and links to websites, and is offering tips to local employers on avoiding potential pitfalls that may come with it.
Helen Clarke, Managing Director of Jaluch, which has offices in London, Reading and Ringwood, said: “As competition heats up we’re predicting a rise in the number of technology-savvy CVs.
“A visual CV is a very innovative approach which can demonstrate an individual’s comfort with current technology and enthusiasm for the job. It’s a great way of standing out from the field in what is becoming an ever more competitive market.
“But employers should treat such CVs with caution, ensuring disgruntled candidates cannot accuse them of rejecting applications based on appearance, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.
“As with any job application, managers must lay out clear selection criteria and keep good records outlining details for recruitment decisions.”
According to a recent survey by the executive search company MRINetwork, 3D CVs are used by around 4% of candidates in the UK. That number is thought to be rising, as growth in broadband connections and simple video-making software make creating visual CVs easier.
Helen added: “Some organisations are even starting to request 3D CVs – to do so they must give clear guidelines for content and length of the required video presentation.”
Recent survey 3D CVs are used by around 4% of candidates in the UK, and simple video making software make creating visual CVs easier.