Oct 26

Video Resumes – EEOC nightmare?

Published by Amybeth (@researchgoddess) at 2:35 pm under Talent,Thoughts

The Video Resume, an article that hit my email this morning, seems to be the latest growing trend with Generation Y. Of course, how much can I say because I am not that far removed from this generation (I think I fall in the category of Generation X, but 1979 is right in-between so I guess I’m just confused). Yes, I too have a MySpace account and I do send text messages from time to time in liu of actual human contact.
The concern about this would be the obvious potential issue with EEOC regulations. If you’ve put a video resume together and your face and voice are seen and heard, the person you are sending it to is immediately going to know your gender, ethnic background, and other things on which they aren’t supposed to judge you. This opens up a can of worms that I’m not sure our society, which is often ridiculously overly-PC anyhow, is ready to tackle from a legal standpoint.
Post your thoughts on this! I’d like to see what others think about this emerging method of self-promotion.

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  1. Anonymouson 26 Oct 2006 at 6:09 pm

    Not sure if it would be nightmare as individual would not be an “applicant” simply because the potential employer viewed his video on the Internet. The individual would be an “applicant” only after expressing an interest in a particular position that the employer had acted to fill

  2. Amybethon 26 Oct 2006 at 8:25 pm

    Good point! If the video resumes are simply on the internet, then this would not be a problem. Problems would arise once interest was expressed in a particular opening.