Getting creative: making a video resume

More and more people seem to be looking for employment. The unemployment rate in October 2009 was 9.5% of the labor force in the U.S. (14.3% in Michigan!). Job seekers will do anything to be creative and get the attention of a hiring manager. One creative, but not so new way to grab the attention of a hiring manager is creating a video resume.

There are over 15,000 results when you search “video resume” on YouTube. One of the keys to a solid video resume is substance. Make sure you introduce yourself, talk about your qualifications and show your true character. Most PR pros don’t have a problem showing their true character. Here is a great blog post that provides 10 things that go into a great video resume.

Watch Ray’s (spoof) video resume for an example of what your video resume should not look like:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ap0grr9ueA[/youtube]

What are you video resume experiences? Have you successfully landed your video resume in front of a hiring manager?

4 Responses to “Getting creative: making a video resume”

  1. Suzy - December 2nd, 2009

    OK, excellent example of a NOT how you do it, unless you’re applying for a spot at a video store. How about posting an example of what you consider a good one as a contrast? Thanks for the blog post.
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    BrianCamen Reply:

    Examples of a good video resume:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5jnCic3RPn0

    Another funny video resume:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyA81pq1vS0

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  2. Tom - December 10th, 2009

    Good stuff Ray. The only problem is people put that kinda stuff out there and its not a spoof.

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  3. Jimmy Ochoa - August 8th, 2011

    I agree with you a hundred percent. Nowadays,its really hard to find a job, you need to be creative and do something new. One of them is to create a video resume. I heard a really great website called Rezbuzz that would help you out with your video resume. Take a look at it, it will sure benefit you and increase your chances onto landing a job.

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