From How to Shoot Video that Doesn’t Suck, Page 171:
Application videos need to cover interesting topics, presented in unique ways. Doing a bad video is like misspelling the company name on your cover letter. First, Do no harm.
Don’t duplicate what’s already on your resume. The woman who applied to Tufts by videotaping dances she choreographed for her favorite math functions was both odd and funny. I hear she got in:
As a Tufts alum and a fan of your book I am doubly disappointed that I cannot view the video.
I am also in the staffing industry, and I wholeheartedly agree with Thomas. It takes a lot of time going through resumes, and I think watching a video resume from everyone would just make the day far too inefficient.
Shame that the video is now set to private, I was looking forwards to seeing somebody singing maths.
Hi, I am a recruiter in a staffing agency and I don't like application videos. They take too much of my time. I am faster with scanning a written resume. I guess video applications only work in certain industries.
Hi Thomas. If you intend to find exceptional candidate for the Job, wouldn't you spend few minutes going through an application that obviously put some efforts to stand different from rest of the applicants? Just curious.
when I click on the video it says the video is private?
Sorry! It seems that after I used this example in the book, the woman took the video off-line. We’ll try to update in future editions.
Thanks- love the book and the site!