How to create the perfect video resume?
IN WHAT CASES SHOULD I SHOOT A VIDEO RESUME?
The trend of providing a video resume is growing, but it is important to understand for whom to use it effectively and what to reflect in it.
The video resume format is best used by specialists for whom self-presentation skills, negotiations, the ability to present oneself, etc. are important. These are mainly: sales managers, hr / pr—specialists, consultants, business trainers, project managers, teachers, team-leads, etc.
It is also good for candidates in the 45+ age group who are good looking, active, and good on camera. This is an additional opportunity for them to show themselves and increase their employability.
It is also good to use video resume for young professionals in order to attract attention and correctly place accents in self-presentation, directing the focus instead of experience to something else—soft skills, training, your motivation.
If your field of activity is related to the above, it is very important to pay attention to the following when writing a video resume:
Your appearance speaks for you
Your appearance should match the companies you want to go to. Prepare good lighting and background for your video resume. Look at the camera and do not look away when reading text from paper or a second screen.
Prepare carefully for filming
For a flawless resume, literate speech, the absence of parasitic words, and the ability to present oneself are simply necessary. Accordingly, take the time to prepare your self-presentation or contact us for advice. The video summary should be short, maximum 2 minutes.
Talk about more than yourself
The resume video should include an idea: why you are interested in this vacancy and the company, why you can be useful to this employer with specific examples of your achievements and a story about experience in previous jobs.
TIPS FOR CREATING
A VIDEO CV.
The optimal length for your video should not exceed 1 minute. During this time, you can talk about your core competencies and skills. In "I`m in" you can shoot a video for 15-30-60 seconds in the application itself or upload a previously shot video.
Divide your presentation into two parts: in the first, start with a greeting, voice the vacancy you are applying for, and introduce yourself. In the second part, list your competencies, achievements and what you can give the company.
It is better to tell about your success through participation in projects and what you have changed and improved in them. Share your experience in the context of job requirements.
Your appearance is very important and pay attention to it. Watch your hand gestures, do not fuss, and try to stand or sit upright. Put on clothes suitable for the vacancy - programmers can put on hoodies,
consultants a suit.
Try to speak confidently, take your time, and do not speak loudly, as this shows your excitement. Speak simply and at the same time, understandably and informatively. This way you have a better chance of getting "I`m in".