Tips for Creating a Video ResumeMarch 19th, 2011 Posted by supriya
Today the competition for available jobs has become fiercer. You have to give your best in every chance that has been given to you. A video resume is a perfect opportunity to potray your presentation and communication skills. However there are a certain things that should be kept in mind before you go for creating a video resume
Rehearse a number of times before you face the camera so as to avoid plenty of time in editing the same. Rehearsal gives you confidence to face the camera and makes you less nervous.
BE CREATIVE, BUT PROFESSIONAL
Avoid monotony. You can be a little creative by adding witty humor and brilliant editing. Also it os very important to dress up professionaly.
Do not just read out your resume. Try to make most of the opportunity by emphasising your qualities and convincing them why would you be the right person.
Decide the kind of content that you would like to present in your video resume. Focus on your professional endeavors, not your personal ones
SPEED AND VOLUME
Do not speak too loud or too fast. Make sure your recording volume is not set higher than 75 % of maximum.
BE MINDFUL OF YOUR BODY LANGUAGE
Be aware of your body language. Don’t fold your arms across your chest. Watch out unnecessary movements. Try to be calm and presentable.
Yes! Smiling helps. Try to be natural and cover up your nervousness by smiling.
KISS (Keep It Short and Simple)
The duration of 2-3 minutes would be appropriate, it should not exceed five minutes. It should be concise.
These are some of the most important things you should keep in mind. Besides, the following tips might also help :
- Make sure you create a good quality video. Quality might make or break the chance of getting an interview
- Look at a couple of samples and decide the format that you want to use for your video resume
- Attach your CV and a covering letter to your video.
- Eyes looking at the camera, don’t look around
- It is very important to upload and promote a video properly. Include a link to your video resume in your paper/online resume.
Video resumes have now become one of the hottest new ways to showcase candidacy for a wide range of jobs. Make the best use of this opportunity. All the best!