City College alumnus creates video resume startup


Chloe Buckingham

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JESSICA MACIAS, Channels Staff

A City College alumnus is trying to start an online business that would help students find jobs by creating video resumes.

Striving entrepreneur Jarid Buck based his startup, Work Bubble, on his own experiences. He said he struggled to be satisfied with past jobs for the past three years so he never stuck to one.

“Even when things fail and break in business there is good that comes out of it,” Buck said.

After his launch party Sept. 6 in Santa Barbara, Buck said he is seeking to capitalize on social media skills to help students find internships, jobs and the tools they need to prepare for a work environment.

His business plan is to help clients make 90-second video resume to present to employers.

“It’s commendable that Jarid and his team are addressing this challenge with such commitment,” said Julie Samson, entrepreneurial program director, in an email. “This venture is definitely one to watch with its focus on generating positive economic impact in our community.”

Buck said that younger people are part of a social generation that consists of constant willingness to expose themselves. The video resumes are a new way to eliminate the generational gap between tech-savvy employees and their employers.

“Jarid embodies the classic traits of a successful entrepreneur, including focus, leadership, persistence, creativity, resourcefulness and confidence,” Samson said.