Are Video Resumes Preferred by Job Applicants? Information Technology in Recruitment

Apoorva Goel, Richa Awasthy

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Abstract

In this work, we have analyzed the perceptions of Master of Business Administration (MBA) enrolled job-seekers towards video resumes along with determining the reasons for preference and non-preference for it. We administered 210 semi-structured self-designed questionnaires among MBA enrolled candidates looking for internships or final year placements of various Indian Universities. They were asked to use a video resume platform followed by filling up a semi-structured questionnaire focussed on gathering viewpoints about the perceived interface features, fairness, validity, privacy. Qualitative data analysis was also done to determine the reasons affecting user’s adoption of platform driven services. Video resumes hosted on video-sharing platforms offer a unique opportunity to both the sides concerned i.e. the job applicant as well as the recruiter. Research on determining video resumes from job applicants’ viewpoints is scarce and this study will add to the paucity of research pool on this topic. Moreover, this is the first study to highlight the issue of security and privacy of video resume platforms and, provide technical recommendations to these platforms from the applicants’ perspective. With this study we hope to reach out to recruiters (practitioners), job-seekers, researchers and information system application developers for better acceptability of the product.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-imagining Diffusion and Adoption of Information Technology and Systems
Subtitle of host publicationA Continuing Conversation - IFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2020, Proceedings
EditorsSujeet K. Sharma, Yogesh K. Dwivedi, Bhimaraya Metri, Nripendra P. Rana
Place of PublicationNetherlands
PublisherSpringer
Pages138-149
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9783030648619
ISBN (Print)9783030648602
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2020 - Tiruchirappalli, India
Duration: 18 Dec 202019 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume618
ISSN (Print)1868-4238
ISSN (Electronic)1868-422X

Conference

ConferenceIFIP WG 8.6 International Conference on Transfer and Diffusion of IT, TDIT 2020
Country/TerritoryIndia
CityTiruchirappalli
Period18/12/2019/12/20

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