How Not To Make A Video Resume

Disclaimer: There is some minor bad language in both this post and the accompanying video.

So a few weeks ago, out of the blue, I got an email from some guy named John. John has a site called Unemploymentality (which I was previously unaware of) and he wanted me to check out a mock video resume that he had posted (created by a friend). He specifically told me it was How Not To Make A Video Resume.

I generally get a lot of requests for public reviews and links, so I added this to my “read later” list and I went about my business. Now that I have had a chance to go back and watch it, I wish I had checked it out earlier.

The following is not only a great example of how not to create a Video Resume, but it’s also pretty funny. I had to watch it a couple of times to fully appreciate it.

Michael Spafferty’s Video Resume from Unemploymentality on Vimeo.


In the accompanying post, there was a great line that I thought really captured the essence of How Not To Make A Video Resume:

Making a video resume is simple. Just boil-down your paper resume into a few points that articulate your experience, your interests and what type of social creature you are. After that, just script it out and talk into the camera. Don’t forget to get lots of sexy, super model shots too. HR reps love that shit.

…and it doesn’t hurt to take your pants off during your video resume at some point. HR reps love a sense of humor and nothing says funny like no pants.

It’s a great post. There’s also a supplementary article with some other Funny Video Resumes, including one by Michael Cera (of Juno and Superbad fame).

Some great stuff. Check out Unemploymentality when you have some time.

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