How Not to do a Video Resume
The interconnectedness of the internet has made it possible for information to spread faster than ever before, for better or for worse. That makes it very easy to root out fakers.
Case in point: Aleksey Vayner.
The Yale student created a “video resume” in 2006 that he sent to the HR department of financial firm UBS. On the tape, Vayner karate-chopped cinderblocks in half, demonstrated his ballroom dancing skills and bench-pressed 495 pounds. Needless to say, it was hilarious, and the video – titled “Impossible Is Nothing” quickly went viral, exposing even more lies in Vayner’s background (including his claim that the Dalai Lama wrote his college recommendation letter). Needless to say, he didn’t get the job.
He has since taken the video down, but here is a funny parody from Michael Cera: (more…)