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Video resumes are becoming an increasingly common part of the hiring process. Before uploading, it’s a good idea to familiarize yourself with all the variables so you can be best prepared. In this guide, we’ll walk you through what you should say, what to should wear, and provide helpful tips on how to best prepare.
Video Resume Tips
- Find a quiet, private, well-lit place, free from possible interruptions.
- Dress professionally and avoid bright colors.
- Aviod busy backgrounds.
- Ensure your internet connection is stable.
- Record your video in landscape mode if you are using a phone or tablet
- Test your computer’s webcam if you are recording with a computer.
- Check that your computer’s audio is working.
- Close any unnecessary web browser tabs and applications.
- Have notes and copy of your resume on your desk.
- Place your phone in silent mode.
Below are some things to keep in mind when creating your video. The first section describes what a general video resume should include. The second section descibes what you should talk about when applying for a specific position.
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The purpose of a video presentation is to offer a potential employer greater insight into your personality and abilities than a traditional resume can, so just reading aloud the contents of your CV is a wasted opportunity. Try to create a video that will help an employer get a sense of your achievements, and what you are capable of achieving in the future.
Keep your video resume short.
Recruiters will likely want to use the video resume as a way of filtering candidates. However, recruiters likely also require an in-person interview. Somewhere between the one to three-minute mark is ideal.
Tell us your personal strengths.
Employers will be looking for evidence that you possess the right strengths to get the job done as they screen your resume. Your response should relate to your potential role and ability to perform the tasks assigned to you. Discuss your qualifications, talents and personal skill set.
What is your ideal work environment?
This question is asked so a recruiter or hiring manager can determine if you’d be a good fit for a company’s culture. Be honest in your response. If you would work well in a large, bustling office, say so. If you prefer working in a small office so you can easily collaborate with colleagues, explain why this is important to you.
Describe your work ethic.
This question is asked to find out how well you can fit into a company’s culture. Describe how important it is to you to complete all of the tasks assigned to you effectively and efficiently.
Tell us about yourself.
Be careful when answering this question. Don’t answer this question by telling us about your personal life rambling on about your hobbies and your pets. Use this as another opportunity to direct the recruiter or hiring manager’s attention to your skills and accomplishments. Talk about what interests you about the industry and what you hope to bring to their organization.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
There is no perfect answer to this question because responses will vary depending on the industry and the individual. A recruiter or hiring manager simply wants to find out how well you plan ahead and if your goals match those of the company. It’s important, to avoid saying anything that makes you seem abrasive, short-term minded, or lacking in goals.
Tips when applying for a specific position
What do you know about the company?
There is no reason that you shouldn’t be able to answer this question. Thanks to the internet, you can easily look up anything you need to know about a company. The recruiter or hiring manager is asking this to see if you’ve done your research before the interview, therefore, make certain that you do. Research the company by browsing their website, reading articles about their accomplishments, and checking out their social media accounts (if any) to get an idea of their company culture. You don’t need to recite every single fact you find, but make sure you mention at least some of the following:
- The type of product or service the company sells
- How long the company has been in business
- The company’s recent accomplishments
- What the company culture is like and how it relates to your values and personality
Why are you interested in this position?
Take this opportunity to talk about how your past experiences have helped to prepare you for this job. You should also mention any success you experienced in a previous position that will show that you are the right candidate.