Another recruiting year, another job applicant humiliation. This season, Yale senior Aleksey Vayner went far beyond the usual misaddressed e-mail or keyboard-in-mouth embarrassment. Vayner, an aspiring investment banker, sent a video entitled "Impossible is Nothing" along with an page resume and glamour shot to financial services powerhouse UBS. Within hours scores of investment banks noticed his application, as bankers e-mailed the seven-minute video and turned Vayner into the biggest joke on Wall Street. As long as there have been job applicants, there have been application gaffes. Today, with e-mail as the preferred mode of corporate communication, that embarrassing camera phone picture or salacious IM to a coworker quickly travels far beyond company walls.
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Student’s video resume has Wall Street howling
Ignore the losers. Post a Comment. If they break miles, launch the Alert 5 aircraft. Vayner put together a 7-minute video presentation of himself explaining, in detail, the keys to success. It involves weight-lifting.
Since video resumes are already enhancing your traditional resume, how can you make it different enough to stand out among other candidates who may use one? Your creativity is key here because it will separate you among the others who decide to use their profile video as an advantage. Being creative as possible is a good thing, however, you must be careful crossing the line between informative and excessive. An excessive Profile Video would include over-the-top and irrelevant aspects of why an applicant should be hired. Very much so, but about the wrong aspects of himself.