Finding a job is not easy these days, especially when successful companies are bombarded daily with applications. The YouTube CV by Gareth Cash offers a promising self-promotion option for the media-savvy job hunter.
After months of internship experience at various companies such as the BBC and Channel 4, Gareth Cash was still searching for a job where he could employ his media expertise. He decided to take matters into his own hands and create a film labeled "My Cover Letter," which was uploaded to YouTube on March 1, 2011. Four days later Gareth was contacted by Sky TV and tweeted by Gtech. By March 14th, Cash started a paid internship as a production assistant with 4Creative.
As Cash claims, YouTube can be a great source for "amateur beauty." For those looking to get noticed in a competitive job market, the new online CV is social networking for the future.
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