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Monday, October 16, 2006

Yale Student's Video Resume Stunt Backfires

A student from Yale, Aleksey Vayner, has become a "laughingstock" for the video resume he recently sent to some NY investment banks in hopes of landing a job.

Here's a couple of news stories about it here and here.

The resume includes various claims and achievements which are dubious to say the least. The video appears to show Vayner benchpressing 495 lbs, dancing with a scantily-clad woman and hitting a tennis ball 140 mph. It appears that his face is super-imposed over someone else. He also claims to be a CEO.

In between his athletic stunts, Mr. Vayner takes the opportunity to opine on his success.

This is a great case of how NOT to make a video resume. For one, you should be describing your VALUE to potential employers rather than boasting of your "skills". Secondly, you should'nt deceive people into thinking you are someone else.

This guy now has a trail digital dirt that could haunt him for a long time to come. offers the latest on internships and entry level jobs.

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