How to send a resume with videos?

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by juanm, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. juanm macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    Hi. I need to send a resume with some videos. What would be the best way to send them?

    - a Pages document with the videos embedded?
    - send a DMG with an HTML document and the videos in a separate folder?
    - to publish it online and send a link? (I don't really like the idea)
    - a pdf, and links to download said videos?

    Any other ways you can think of? I don't much time, so doing a good Flash animation would take too much time.

    Thanks for your help.
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    Options 1,2 assumes they use macs
    3 you don't like
    So that would leave option 4
  3. juanm thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
  4. heehee macrumors 68020


    Jul 31, 2006
    Same country as Santa Claus
    I would make a portfolio, burn a DVD and send/drop if off to the company. If they like your portfolio, they'll most likely watch the DVD. :)
  5. decksnap macrumors 68040


    Apr 11, 2003
    I don't even know any designers that have pages installed. Emailing pages docs might be a separate problem besides.

    DVD or website is the best bet. As someone who reviews a lot of resumes and portfolios, I don't want to receive some big files in my email or some random pages doc. If I like your resume enough, I'll pop in your DVD or go to your website.
  6. LeviG macrumors 65816

    Nov 6, 2006
    Norfolk, UK
    A video hosted online is the only one I would want. However the format of choice might be an issue, I would expect flash or quicktime I suppose for cross platform viewing.

    How it gets to the client - set up a password protected area of your site or hide the page within the site, setting the robots.txt to ignore the page etc.

    Send a link in email and make sure the files on a good server
  7. juanm thread starter macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2006
    Fury 161
    Thank you all... I think this is how I'm gonna do it.

    Thanks again.
  8. mbrellisford macrumors member

    May 29, 2007
    You can create an interactive PDF which allows you to embed Video, Audio, SWF'S, Rollovers, etc.

    If you open the PDF in Acrobat and choose View> Toolbars> Advanced Editing, it will open up the palette. One downside is that embedding video can make the filesizer much larger.
  9. motulist macrumors 601


    Dec 2, 2003
    Unless you're applying for a job that is highly video-centric, I'd suggest not trying to shoehorn videos into your resume.
  10. RedTomato macrumors 68040


    Mar 4, 2005
    .. London ..
    I've submitted video on DVD with a paper or emailed resume.

    Make sure it matches what they're looking for. e.g. if they say they will only watch up to 5 minutes of video, don't send them an hour of material.

    The nice thing about making a dvd clips compilation is that you can keep it around and send off to other people. If you store the iMovie or FC project somewhere, you can tweak and update it in future.

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