Engineering student Mihir Patel recently shot a 90-second film about himself, highlighting his achievements, to be presented as part of his application for the Indian School of Business’ Young Leaders programme. “I had to sell myself. They want to see how well you present yourself, communicate and your confidence,” said the 21-year-old student of Indian Institute of Technology-Bombay.
Resumes are no longer about just listing your interests and achievements on paper.
US colleges such as Tufts University in Boston and New York University’s Stern School of Business are among those offering the option for candidates to send a filmed segment about themselves.
“It’s beginning to catch on,” said Kavita Singh, CEO, Futureworks Consulting. “Some get on to Youtube and become popular. A lot of new media formats can work well.”