Learning The Secrets About Videos
As you can probably imagine, a video resume is something you would make when you’re applying for a job. And as with any typical paper resume, a video resume may be general or targeted to a specific company or position. The content will naturally be no different – your skills and experience relevant to the job you seek.
You can make your own video resume or you can hire a professional to do it for you. But note that it will not fetch you a job in any case. If done right, however, it can increase your odds in all the right ways. If not, you’ll probably never make it to an interview at best. Don’t include anything that might be embarrassing in any way.
Keep the following tips in mind if you’re thinking of creating a video resume:
No matter how “casual” this generation has become, impressing prospective employers is still easier when you dress and act professionally. That means don’t curse or use slang. Don’t forget to make sure that the background is tidy.
Make a script.
Adlibbing is good, but not when it starts to waste people’s time. While you want to sound natural and sincere, you should have at least a guide of what you want to say and what words you want to use. But don’t just read from a script directly because that would be too flat and boring for anyone to watch. Instead, practice your script and try to sound as casual yet still formal as possible. The main points of your video should include your major goals, accomplishments and skills.
Consider your audience.
While you plan your video, know your audience. A video that you make for a bank position will surely differ from a video that is intended for a creative company.
To keep your video interesting, incorporate visuals as a way of flaunting your skills and talents. For example, if you’re applying for the position of graphic designer, you can film yourself creating a design on Photoshop. Or if you have any previously shot videos of you creating your designs, add that.
Make it short and concise.
This can be critical as most people are busy these days, whatever industry they are in. Keep it between 30 to 90 seconds, or your video will likely be untouched.
Ask friends and family for feedback.
Finally, before actually submitting your resume video, ask some friends and family members to sit through it and give you constructive feedback. Being open to others’ opinion is always helpful. There’s no need to forget what you had planned and follow them blindly though. You’re still in charge since this is still your video, but grab the chance to know what they think and ponder on their advice.