Recession Job hunting: Michael Spafferty’s Video Resume
I recently wrote about one of the best kept secrets of recession job hunting – the video resume. Not enough people are putting the moving picture to work for them in the workplace, so I’m here to tell you that if you’re at your wits end, the video resume may be your next, best ball.
I promised that I would be submitting my own video resume to the Unemploymentality, but I am experiencing a few technical difficulties. Instead, my brother from another mother, Michael Spafferty, has agreed to share his in the name of education and economic stimulus. I also asked Michael if he had any pointers for the good people out there. This is what he had to say:
“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.
I do realize that some people have a hard time making a video resume because they are too humble to step in front of a camera and talk pretty about themselves. These people better suck it up and learn to be a baller or I’ll be getting their job too. Try to be humble, but don’t forget that the objective is to sell yourself. So don’t lie, but be sure to mention how awesome you are. ’Check it or you wreck it’ …Oh. 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. Know what I’m saying, John?”
No, not really, Michael. But nonetheless, you are a scholar and a gentleman for sharing your video resume with us:
Michael is currently looking for another job as a Manager’s Manager. If you hear of anything please contact him on twitter.