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Candidates Expect More Video in the Job Search, Says Report


The state of the candidate report from job site Monster is out and it says a lot about the future of video in the recruiting process. Here’s the highlights.

Seventy-two percent anticipate video in the future job search, but expected uses vary:

  • Video call with recruiters/potential employers in the interview process: 36%

  • Video resume: 33%

  • Video job description: 27%

  • Video application submission: 25%

  • Video featuring a recruiter describing a job ad: 22%

  • Younger Americans (83% 18-34-year-olds) are more likely to see a role for video in the job search process than older Americans (64% 35-65-year-olds)

  • Eighty percent of Americans agree a video of a recruiter talking about a role as part of a job ad would help them better understand a job opportunity

  • Thirty-two percent of Americans do not believe that a traditional resume adequately conveys their value to employers—and this is substantially higher among older Americans (48% 55-65-year-olds)

It is clear that employers are looking to create more recruitment video content. At a small employer branding mixer is New York City in December hosted by Indeed, the 3 person panel of employer brand execs all said that video was on their radar for 2019.

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