Lately, it seems the place to be for job seekers is TikTok, where users are posting video resumes – and racking up impressive page views – as they look to set themselves apart in increasingly competitive candidate pools. On the popular video app, a one-minute video can draw hundreds of comments and shares, resulting in multiple job leads – even interview requests. For job seekers, those kinds of stats are compelling, as is the prospect of being able to tell their stories in a way that goes beyond the humdrum, one-page resume. But, for employers, there are additional points to consider with the TikTok resume trend, says Maryland Smith’s Cynthia Kay Stevens.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST – Even as our social media identities become more tightly interwoven in many aspects of our lives, should our postings and profiles be off-limits when it comes to our job searches? Human resources industry experts in the United States are recommending that companies exercise caution in scrutinizing the social media accounts of their job applicants, whereas in the European Union, regulators are recommending that companies ban the practice altogether.
SMITH BRAIN TRUST — Why do job seekers, scrolling through employment postings, favor some employers over others? It may be less about what they actually know and more about what they think they know, says Cynthia Kay Stevens, associate dean of undergraduate studies, and an associate professor of management and organization at the University of Maryland’s Robert H.
If it seems like you and everyone you know is looking for a job, it might actually help your search if your friends have success landing a position. In this edition of Smith Business Close-Up with the University of Maryland’s Robert H. Smith School of Business, Cynthia Kay Stevens, associate professor in management and organization, talks about her research that finds peers’ success predicts success in job searches.
Broadcast Dates: Thursday, June 25, 2009, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, June 28, 2009, 7:30 a.m. Monday, June 29, 2009, 4:30 a.m. If it seems like you and everyone you know is looking for a job, it might actually help your search if your friends have success landing a position.