I stumbled across a gem today! While searching for something else, I discovered the video resume of Lamia Gouda. Curiosity took the better of me and I watched a VERY funny and engaging pitch of a very talented woman: Actress, Translator, Video Editor, Voice Over Talent and Stylist. She speaks multiple languages (Arabic, French and English) and not only that, she is also quite the entrepreneur. Check out her iPhone game where she has fight and outwit other actresses for a coveted Hollywood movie role.
What I really like about Lamia Gouda is the impression she left with me. Sure, I could look at her resume and get a feel for what she can deliver, but what has me the most interested is all the intangibles that are not on her resume. Judging by her website and how it scrolls from left to right, instead of the usual vertical scroll tells me that she looks at things differently. The way she plasters her very expressive face next to each website section lets me know that she understands that she is ultimately selling her self to employers and not just a bunch of keywords. Having new media embedded in her site helps a lot as well.
This is a Nokia commercial she was in.
I have to admit that when I first saw her video resume, I thought it was a promo for an online web-series. Plus, since it was in a language foreign to me, I doubted that I would watch it all the way through. That being said, the production was first rate, Lamia’s performance was hilarious and captivating and I (literally) stood up and applauded her efforts. Anyone can see that she has gone the extra mile to get the attention of a potential employer. I will keep my fingers crossed that she gets all that she is pursuing because she is definitely working hard for it.
Check out the video resume that got me excited enough (and laughing enough) to want to write this blog post about her.
Lamia Gouda’s Video CV
Good job Lamia Gouda! If I could, I would hire you today.
P.S. Lamia, please consider adding English subtitles to your video resume. For that matter, French subtitles as well. Please do yourself a favor and check out this website: DotSub
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I am a bit behind in my preparations for the next season of The Jim Stroud Show, but never fear. Its coming. 🙂
In the interim, allow me to share this little tidbit.
I am giving a webinar on “Finding Hidden Jobs Online” on April 10th at 1:00pm EST. It is being brought to you by Bernard Hodes Group and The National Urban League. Bring pad and pencil and be ready for information overload as I share cutting edge job search strategies for finding work in these uncertain economic times. Click here or on the image below to register.
I was fortunate enough to be invited to the pilot episode of Career Magazine TV. The topic was “The Recruiter’s Responsibility” but, we did not stop there. Click here or the image below to see for yourself. (Good times.)