As I continue looking for a new employee, I get to wade through the usual emails from Indian consulting firms, freelancers across the country, and generally unqualified applicants. Every now and then one really stands out… in a bad way.

Today’s is a woman who sent a video resume. I guess it’s her talking about how awesome she is, or maybe a movie of her writing code and drinking Dr. Pepper. I’ll never know because…

Wow, RealPlayer? That’s so 1998. Before Flash, before QuickTime, before HTML5, there was the choppy always-buffering RealPlayer. I can’t believe anyone’s using it any more, much less a company whose business model is (apparently) to allow you to upload your videos to share with potential employers. And even more so, a candidate who wants to be seriously considered for a job that uses web technology.

So the hunt continues.