Today several employers responded to N after he sent out several applications yesterday. This is a great sign for the job search but it also brings up a new technical challenge for me!
One of the employers asked if he had some online footage they could take a look at, sort of a resume tape. Normally he would be sending out VHS tapes to stations that showcase his past experience but in this day and age of technological advancements it would be handy and obvious to be able to get the video to employers digitally right?
This is something I am researching right now and trying to figure out how to make it happen. We want to have his resume tape/ video on his personal site and we don’t want to use a 3rd party video hosting company like YouTube because it is a bit unprofessional.
The other problem is that we can’t exactly upload his footage to YouTube because well, it is copyrighted and owned by the broadcasting station so we can’t legally republish it to the web, we can allow other to view it but we don’t want the whole world to see it.
So we are toying with the idea of a downloadable video on his site that is hidden from the search engines but I am wondering if there is a special compression format I should use to make the download fast..
Or I am just going to have to learn about how to convert the video to a Flash FLV format and embed it. Got any expert knowledge or a site you can refer me to?