You know a new technology has become prolific when it becomes a verb, and YouTube has become a verb as well as a noun. And that is exactly why you should consider adding a YouTube video presenting your resume and skills if you are looking for a job.
One of my favorite sites has a great article on planning the design of your YouTube video.
My tip is to make sure your resume speaks of one of these types of value propositions:
- Value you’ve added to a company or organization. Examples are how you’ve saved a company money or time or increased its marketplace value. The trick here is to make sure you do not provide any proprietary information that would be considered a violation of any contractual or implied agreement you have with a former employee. Likewise, stay away from casting the prior employer in a negative light.
- Value you can add to future employers to increase its competitivenesss. You can speak to general problems that an industry faces and how you can help solve these problems. Avoid speaking to a specific and perhaps embarrassing problem that a company faces as this may further highlight the company in a negative manner.
- Value you add to a professional community by sharing your expertise. Give of your knowledge through a demonstration, lecture, sample code or templates to illustrate how you can bring value to a company.