The Benefits of Video CVs

Now that we’ve told you all you need to know about video CVs, it’s time to look into the benefits they carry. Afterall, you aren’t going to incorporate or spend time creating one if it isn’t going to benefit your company or further your career.

The Benefits for Employers

We’ve heard many horror stories of employers placing a job ad for a new position and finding themselves bombarded with what feels like thousands of paper CVs a few hours later. From this, they become so overwhelmed and want to give up halfway through as all the words are starting to look the same.

Video CVs prevent this from happening and give employers the opportunity to make the yes or no decision more easily as they are able to see and hear the candidate and gain more of an insight into their skill, experience and personality traits.

Video CVs also remove the fear of the unknown for the later stages of the recruitment process. Take interviews, for example, employers have already seen and chosen the candidate, so they know what to expect and may have even decided to plan out what questions they are going to ask, how they are going to structure the interview and whether they need to probe deeper or just go with the flow.

The Benefits for Candidates

Enhancing a CV or job application with a video CV gives employers the opportunity to see candidates first hand. Therefore, candidates should really use this to their advantage and show employers what they have to offer.

As well as this, video CVs not only showcase the hard skills that a traditional paper CV can, but they also demonstrate soft skills such as confidence, communication, professionalism, motivation and charisma as well. This makes candidates think more about how they present themselves compared to listing all of their skills on a piece of paper. It’s a great experience.

Finally, video resumes allow candidates to try something new and get creative, which is a perfect place to start if they are starting in a new industry or switching roles. They gain an insight into the new position and can determine early on whether it’s something they want to go into or avoid completely.

How Can We Help?

Jobzilla is the first recruitment agency to significantly enhance engagement between our clients and candidates by embracing modern video technology to revolutionise the recruitment process. Our Video Assessments ensure each candidate has the opportunity to express what makes them who they are and provides a valuable tool to help employers make quicker and more effective recruitment decisions.

If you’d like more information on how you can prepare for your upcoming video assessment or would like to know more about the service we offer, why not contact Jobzilla today on 0203 507 1717, email to or by filling out the contact form on our contact page.

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