When it comes to video resumes you get mixed results. Some people are so against it, and others think it’s brilliant. Well I happen to think the latter. If you are looking to stand out from the pack, get a great job, and be somebody, a video resume is key.
The funny thing, the video doesn’t necessarily have to be a resume. I found when I was researching this article, a lot of people made videos that had nothing to do with a resume.
Take Tracy Peterson. He’s a guy that made a video titled “How to get a Guy in Silicon Valley.” Now just from the name of the video we know it’s not a resume video. And yet the guy found success. Facebook liked his video so much they hired him to do some videos for them.
Than take a look at Allen Ulbricht, he got his job from UTube. EarthLink hired him as a Senior Project Manager. And his video resume was full of humor. He introduces himself as a “Job Applicant” the same way an alcohol anonymous person would introduce themselves.
There are also success stories with people just doing professional three or four minute interviews.
Mona Lattouf couldn’t find a job after recently graduating. She decided to get creative and make a two minute video. She talked about highlights on her resume and answered common interview questions. She sent her video to a hiring manager, and shortly she got an interview. She landed a job as a junior accountant.
When you Google “video resume,” more cautionary websites show up, than positive ones. But when you really dig you find a lot of success stories. I think video resumes are a great way to make yourself pop, and get employers attention. As long as you stick to the facts and don’t make a fool of yourself, it can do nothing but help you.
So throw caution into the wind and make your own video resume. It’s cheap and convenient now that most computers come with webcams and software.