While most job seekers would welcome a free resume makeover, the winners of Vaultâ€™s Video Resume Makeover Contest were given that and much more.
The contest, launched last month at Vault.com, required entrants to send in a short essay detailing why they were in need of a video resume. Four engaging essays were chosen, and the winning writers received the full-on VIP treatment with a professionally produced video resume, a salon makeover and an expert paper resume review. The winners range widely in age and career background, from a college student to a mid-career professional.
One contest winner, Joseph Kim, a student at Penn State University, hopes his video resume can land him his dream job as a technology consultant after graduation. â€œItâ€™s an innovative way to let people know what kind of person I actually am, not just who I am on paper,â€ said Kim.
The other winners of Vaultâ€™s Video Resume Makeover Contest are Hannah Hall, a retail store manager for a Fortune 500 company; Nicole McFarland, a real estate student; and Ron Studley, a management consultant.
According to a recent Vault survey, 89% of employers are interested in viewing video resumes.
Originally posted on December 3, 2007 @ 7:08 pm