Testing News

A Vine resume may not be effective
THURSDAY, JULY 18, 2013 11:10 AM

A Vine resume may not be effective Although it depends on the position job seekers are applying to, they can expect a lot of competition - especially in today's economy. As a result, some candidates may feel as though they need to do something drastic to stand out.

This may have been what journalist Dawn Siff was thinking when she created a six-second Vine video instead of a traditional resume. Since its introduction earlier this year, Vine, which allows users to create and share quick video clips, has increased in popularity. "Fun," "short" and "beautiful" are some of the words used to describe this mobile app on its iTunes page. However, companies cannot always make informed hiring decisions based on "short" and "fun" materials.

For this reason, CBS MoneyWatch chose not to endorse Siff's approach to landing a job. The journalist's Vine video featured her holding different props, such as a microphone and lightsaber, as she said phrases like "Idea machine" and "Deadline Jedi."

Rather than shooting a Vine video, it may be in job seekers' best interest to go with a traditional resume. They may also be able to increase their chances of finding the right job by learning more about themselves through the results of an aptitude test.

Related Career Test Information Articles

Tests You Might Enjoy

Kids IQ Test
Kids IQ Test

Under 17? Take our IQ Test for Kids to determine your natural intellectual strengths. The PhD-Certified Kids IQ Test measures verbal intelligence in several facets to determine your IQ score.

Kids IQ Test
Free IQ Test
Free IQ Test

What is your IQ? The test provides a premium psychometric analysis to measure your cognitive performance. Find out your score today with our PhD-Certified IQ Test!

Free IQ Test
Free Personality Test
What Is Your Personality?

This free Personality Test gives you guidance to better understand yourself. Which personality traits make you a better student or add value to your work? Spend about 15 minutes to find out.

Free Personality Test

Career & Sales Tests

Career Test
What's Your Perfect Career?

Discover your perfect career! This assessment calculates which personality traits are strong and weak for you. Based on that assessment, it will match up your personality to over 300 career options to find out which potential career paths someone of your personality would be best suited for.

Career Personality Test
Ultimate Sales Challenge
How Are Your Sales Skills?

The Sales Strategies Assessment is a complimentary, internet based sales skill assessment developed as a service to our clients and the selling profession to assist in identifying potential salesman problems and to provide coaching advice on proven selling techniques and selling strategies for a salesman.

Sales Strategies Assessment
Business Management Aptitude Test
Are You Manager Material?

The Business Management Aptitude Test is a skill assessment developed to assist in identifying key points relating to work behavior and motivation, and indicate possibilities for self-development. The information provided by this business personality test can also be helpful in deciding your future career direction.

Business Management Test