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Gimmicky Video Resumes: Yay or Nay?

Graeme Anthony found himself unemployed and decided to do something about it — film an interactive YouTube resume. Watching his video highlights his social media and creative genius. For starters, after a 30 sec intro, Anthony inserted five hyperlinks for viewers to find out more about him. Depending on which one you choose, you can view his video versions of the about me, portfolio, skills, timeline, contact details usually found on paper resumes. The short intro is great because it caters to peoples' short attention span. My favorite is his skills video because it showcases his sense of humor and likeability.

Do you think video resumes are a cool idea? I'm thinking these are great for companies that value creativity or firms that sorely need someone to spice up their social media marketing department. Here's an idea: creating YouTube resumes for school applications.


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