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On a show called How I Met Your Mother a guy named Barry Stinson creates a video resume. This video is very viral and can be used to market oneself but the only thing I get from this is that he only talks about himself.  As a company I don’t see the value in this guy.  I could see that apparently he is awesome.

The one thing he does have going for him is that the video is very creative and it is a great marketing ploy…. This video takes away too much from what he can do and focuses solely on how “awesome” he is.

I would say that when you create a video webume you should be creative and you do want to attract your employer’s attention but you also want to do it in a little more professional manner.

I have been thinking about what jobs can use a video webume.  Finance and accounting jobs probably aren’t the ideal jobs to set your video webume up because those jobs aren’t about showcasing who you are those jobs are more for either who you know or what you know.

I do want to say sales, marketing, advertising, modeling, teaching, pr, to name a few, or any job where you will be in front of people and speaking having a video webume is very very useful. It not only shows a little bit of your creativity but also how well you can do in front of people.  The reason I am saying that if you can shoot a video webume, you can talk in front of people because most people who are camera shy will also be shy in front of people.

I have shown two people who have filmed a video webume and are very proud of them.  In the next couple weeks I will show some more and hopefully you will understand that these video webumes really show a person’s skills beyond the traditional resume.

A video resume done for a spanish speaking student.  A video resume really shows his ability to speak more than just one language.  I recommend to anyone that can speak multiple languages.  At mywebume they really have the ability to explain and shoot a great video webume. Check out this video webume done for Alan Alva who is a Spanish speaking student who knows multiple languages

You are at the beginning of your trial.  You need to determine whether you need to either pay for a professional to film your webume or to film one yourself.  The benefits of a professional video webume are huge.  You get someone to use good lighting, good background, good camera, professional editing etc… Having a professional film your video webume gives you better direction as to how you want to position yourself for your employers.  Even though having a professional is great you can still do a phenomenal video webume by yourself.

Creating a video webume by yourself is a viable option.  Check out this article it explains all about creating your video webume.  An amateur video webume is an amazing way to show off your skills and creativity. When doing your own video webume you can save money and it is a good way of portraying yourself.

I would like to say that it is unnecessary to create a professional video webume.  The most important thing to remember when creating your video webume is to be professional and to portray yourself in a manner that will show you in way to get that job. With a well put together video webume it can show your creativity and your professionalism.