When Mona Lattouf's initial job-hunting efforts didn't pay off, the recent college grad got creative. Using a digital camera, the Orange County, Calif. Lattouf, 25 years old. But ultimately, "I let my personality show through. Within two to three weeks of sending hiring managers a link to her video, she received several calls back. Lattouf, who landed a job as a junior accountant in October.
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While still a senior at Yale, the aspiring investment banker had pursued a position at Swiss bank UBS. In the 6 minute 43 second clip, he bench-pressed pounds, karate-chopped seven bricks and served a tennis ball at mph, according to the captions. Despite the extraordinary achievements detailed in his application materials, Vayner landed no interviews — other than with the media. Although Vayner's video resume is the most publicized flop of its type, many career experts warn that video resumes are usually a bad idea unless you are trying to get into show business. We saw that with Vayner.
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Now it may have spawned a niche market. Vayner's almost seven-minute film, dubbed "Impossible is Nothing," showcased the then-Yale student smashing bricks barehanded, ballroom dancing with a scantily clad female and opining on 'personal development. He didn't get the job; instead, he got jeered in the mainstream media and the blogosphere, where some questioned his lofty claims.
Aleksey Vayner, the very determined Yale student with the infamous video resume, died this weekend, according to a relative in Florida who confirmed Vayner's death. Once upon a time in an earlier online era, an aggressively ambitious Yale senior named Alexsey Vayner submitted a rather audacious video resume entitled " Impossible Is Nothing " for an investment-banking job. It was an extraordinarily bold gesture of self-marketing, showcasing the young man lifting pound weights, smacking tennis balls faster than miles an hour, karate-chopping six bricks with a fist, and ballroom-dancing with the fiery intensity of Ivy League suns.