Hi, I'm interested in the Recruiting community's opinion about the wave of Web 2.0 sites that are letting job seekers create their own multimedia profiles as a supplement to (or even replacement for) traditional resumes. VisualCV
is one example of this trend. You can see an example of my own VisualCV here:
Scott Herman's VisualCV
There are definitely pros & cons to the idea of a web-based resume. While it can definitely make a candidate stand out or help a recruiter differentiate his candidates with a client employer, there are questions around efficiency of searching (i.e. workload to review multimedia resumes), discrimination dangers, and ability to use these new web-based resumes with old legacy recruiting processes and systems.
I'm interested in your opinions, both good and bad. What do you think? You can see lots of real-world VisualCVs in the Examples Gallery
Scott (full disclosure - I work for VisualCV.com)