A few posts ago, actually quite a few posts ago, I rambled on and on about video resumes on YouTube. I thought I was done with that, but I got another burst of inspiration. So, here I go (again).
If you look at YouTube a certain way, you can see it as not only a video library, but as a place where people are submitting their resumes. With that being said, all a recruiter would have to do is search it to find someone with your skillset. Sound crazy? (Work with me, I have my recruiter thinking cap on.) Let me show you what I’m thinking.
site:youtube.com/user occupation.software.developer (10,900 results at this writing)
Just in case I lost you with that, in the above example, I am searching the profiles of YouTube users for those people who have identified their occupations as being a Software developer. And at this writing, there are 10,900 of them. Let’s explore more, shall we?
site:youtube.com/user occupation.software.engineer (11,800 results)
site:youtube.com/user occupation.programmer (35,800 results)
site:youtube.com/user occupation.marketing (116,000)
site:youtube.com/user occupation.executive (29,400 results)
site:youtube.com/user occupation.finance (12,100 results)
site:youtube.com/user occupation.lawyer (20,700 results)
Gee, there are a lot of lawyers on YouTube. (Go figure) By using the scientific method of eenie-meanie-minee-moe, I pick one.
Well, what do we see?
1. The Lawyer’s name (or rather, their YouTube alias)
2. A way to contact them.
3. A link to their website.
4. Their resume (or rather, their Bio)
Will this information be readily available for every profile you find on YouTube? No. Some people have chosen not to let you send them a message and it is not required that they fill out all of their biographical information.
Be that as it is, you never know when a recruiter might try the #2 most popular search engine in the world (YouTube) to find people for one of their jobs. If you are already on YouTube, why not make it easier for them to find you by completely filling out your profile there. Just saying…