Should I submit a video resume or video clip when applying to a construction job posting?

If you have produced a brief video file or link to an online video that looks professional and represents you well, than you should consider including it in your application. Employers want to find construction job seekers who fit into their culture (team), make a good impression and have an upbeat personality. Short of a personal meeting, the next best thing is a video meeting. Bypassing the written resume screening with a pre-video file may get you an interview faster.

Video files and links to video files for job applications are becoming popular, spurred by the combination of widespread broadband Internet usage, higher-quality video technology and increased enthusiasm for online video sharing. This technique can get you an edge up on the competition. However the video must be of good quality (audio/video) and have you looking and behaving at your best if you want to make the right impression.