Feeds

Oi, jobless yoofs: Upload a witty video bio if you wanna find work

Cringeworthy YouTube self-puffery is the new curriculum vitae, says charidee

The essential guide to IT transformation

London charity UK Youth has launched a new initiative to help get young folk into work – by encouraging them to post video CVs on Twitter.

The charity has teamed up with social media app Videofyme to let jobseekers record a video of themselves to upload to the microblogging site alongside the hashtag #employme, which employers can use to find the films.

"With youth unemployment standing at around a million young people and up to 70 graduates chasing every job, it is more important than ever before to be heard above the crowd," the charity explained.

The Association of Graduate Recruiters' annual summer survey said today that leading UK employers are getting 85 applications for every job. Overall vacancies in the country were down four per cent and there was no salary growth, the AGR said.

UK Youth also added a few tips on how to create the video CVs, which can also be uploaded on YouTube, Facebook or Tumblr, including the very important advice, "be creative, but not too clever".

"There is a fine line between being interesting and being a show off. You don't want your CV to go global for the wrong reasons," the charity warned.

It gave the following example of a previously filmed CV. Exactly which side of that fine line it comes down on can be decided by Reg readers. ®

5 things you didn’t know about cloud backup

More from The Register

next story
Microsoft changes cert test providers, hints at fun new exams
If you really love taking tests with Prometric, do 'em before Christmas
Symantec security chap signs for CSIRO's ICT In Schools
Vulture South is closing in on our goal of 20 new recruits to help teachers and kids
A-level results: Before you smile at that jump-for-joy snap...
Uni-ditching teens are COMING FOR YOUR JOBS
How to promote CSIRO's ICT in Schools in your community
Vulture South is closing in on its target to find volunteers to help teach tech in schools
Everyone's an IoT expert but now there's a certificate to prove it
Cisco creates Certification of Things for industrial sensor-footlers
Facebook wants Linux networking as good as FreeBSD
Help The Social NetworkTM make the kernel better
LinkedIn settles missed overtime pay case: Will pay $6m to staffers
US Dept of Labor: It violated Fair Labor Standards Act
NICTA man explains why he volunteers for CSIRO's ICT in Schools
'I feel fantastic after the sessions - It's the best part of my job' says volunteer
The Register is HIRING technology hacks for the WORLD
Live on Earth? Want to be a Vulture? Enquire within
prev story

Whitepapers

Endpoint data privacy in the cloud is easier than you think
Innovations in encryption and storage resolve issues of data privacy and key requirements for companies to look for in a solution.
Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Advanced data protection for your virtualized environments
Find a natural fit for optimizing protection for the often resource-constrained data protection process found in virtual environments.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Next gen security for virtualised datacentres
Legacy security solutions are inefficient due to the architectural differences between physical and virtual environments.