The world is full of jokesters, goofy looking dudes, and sandwiches. The video resume embedded below includes all of those things, and it is indeed a fake.
The problem with video resumes like this is that it’s hard to tell if a person is just trying to be funny in their video, or if it’s actually a joke. The video is only about a minute and thirty seconds, so watch the whole thing, and pay attention to the part where he reveals his contact information at the end. You should be able to tell right away why this baby is fake. Check below the video for more comments from me.
If him saying, “I’ll bring the sandwiches”, doesn’t give it away, then revealing a pager number should hint that it’s fake. At first I was confused when watching the video and couldn’t tell if this bearded dude was fo’ real. When I watched again it was easy to point out.
This video resume concerns me for a few reasons. You see, people want to show off their personality in a video resume and pretty much everyone believes they are funny as hell. This can lead to very weird, dry, or over the top jokes that may confuse the viewer, AKA the recruiter. Be aware that you’re walking a very thin line when incorporating humor into a video like this. Be funny if you wish, but don’t go over the top.
Thanks to Lindsey Tramuta for making me aware of the video!