Job Hopefuls Become Video Resume Stars
Vault Chooses Video Resume Makeover Contest Winners
NEW YORK, November 29, 2007: While most job seekers would welcome a free
resume makeover, the winners of Vault’s (www.vault.com) Video Resume Makeover
Contest were given that and much more.
The contest, launched last month at Vault.com, required entrants to send in a short essay
detailing why they were in need of a video resume. Four engaging essays were chosen,
and the winning writers received the full-on VIP treatment with a professionally
produced video resume, a salon makeover and an expert paper resume review. The
winners range widely in age and career background, from a college student to a midcareer
One contest winner, Joseph Kim, a student at Penn State University, hopes his video
resume can land him his dream job as a technology consultant after graduation. “It’s an
innovative way to let people know what kind of person I actually am, not just who I am
on paper,” said Kim.
The other winners of Vault’s Video Resume Makeover Contest are Hannah Hall, a retail
store manager for a Fortune 500 company; Nicole McFarland, a real estate student; and
Ron Studley, a management consultant.
All four winners came to New York City in October to receive their prizes. The day
started off with a head-to-toe makeover at the famous Edris Salon to ensure they looked
their professional best. After a consultation with Vault’s resume experts, they were
brought into Vault’s video studio to film their new video resumes.
According to a recent Vault survey, 89% of employers are interested in viewing video
To see the winners’ video resumes, along with behind-the-scenes footage, pleaseCLICK
About Vault.com Inc.
Vault.com is the leading media company focused on careers. Vault offers over 120
nationally distributed books and a celebrated online resource,www.vault.com, which
includes surveys and “insider” information on more than 4,500 employers, 4,000 colleges
and universities, and hundreds of industries and occupations, as well as the much-praised
Electronic WaterCooler™, the Internet’s first-ever network of message boards for
professionals with nearly 2,000,000 searchable posts. Vault was founded in 1996 by
Hussam Hamadeh, Samer Hamadeh and Mark Oldman.
Contact: Melanie London
Phone: 212-366-4212 x.386