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London charity UK Youth has launched a new initiative to help get young folk into work – by encouraging them to post video CVs on Twitter.

The charity has teamed up with social media app Videofyme to let jobseekers record a video of themselves to upload to the microblogging site alongside the hashtag #employme, which employers can use to find the films.

"With youth unemployment standing at around a million young people and up to 70 graduates chasing every job, it is more important than ever before to be heard above the crowd," the charity explained.

The Association of Graduate Recruiters' annual summer survey said today that leading UK employers are getting 85 applications for every job. Overall vacancies in the country were down four per cent and there was no salary growth, the AGR said.

UK Youth also added a few tips on how to create the video CVs, which can also be uploaded on YouTube, Facebook or Tumblr, including the very important advice, "be creative, but not too clever".

"There is a fine line between being interesting and being a show off. You don't want your CV to go global for the wrong reasons," the charity warned.

It gave the following example of a previously filmed CV. Exactly which side of that fine line it comes down on can be decided by Reg readers. ®

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