Your resume is presentable and prepared. You can alter it as necessary, emphasizing the
qualities that show why you're the greatest person for the position or the organization.
Even your portfolio is prepared for use. But afterward, you're required to submit a video
resume, which is an altogether different format.
● Creating a Video Resume
Make sure you have everything ready if you've thought a video resume would be a
perfect complement to your current resume or if a potential employer has requested
one. In other words, you don't want to upload a poor-quality video and ruin your
chances of getting employed. Your chances of landing the job could be destroyed by an
out-of-focus image, bad sound, a messy appearance, or a shady-looking background.
● Things to stay away from include:
➔ Topics that are not relevant to the job or your skills, or any other verbal material
that is off-topic
➔ Shoddy camera work, poor lighting, and poor production
➔ Little to no interaction or eye contact with the camera
➔ Excessive motion of the hands or body
➔ Clothing or other disturbing objects scattered over the background
➔ Children, family members, or animals coming and going from the room
➔ Background noise that is annoying (or at least those within your control)
➔ But what else should you consider when generating your video CV, other than
making sure you appear nice on camera?
1. Being a professional
You still need to act professionally when speaking in front of the camera, just like you
would in person. Make sure to act the part, as well as to look and dress the part. It's a
good idea to dress professionally, as if you were sitting across from a potential boss, by
wearing a suit or another business-casual attire and looking presentable.
2. Be Knowledgeable
While you might be tempted to just recite your CV verbatim, keep in mind that viewers
of your video will want more. Consider that marketing is your area of strength. Before
you record your video, do some study to find out new information that hiring managers
and other professionals in the sector will find intriguing. You differentiate yourself from
the competitors by providing additional material.
3. Be Attractive
By creating a video CV, you may go into greater detail about all of your prior successes
and recognitions. It does not, however, imply that you have just won the Best Actor in a Motion Picture award and are getting ready to take the stage to give your acceptance
speech. Being chatty in a video is a nice idea, but avoid boasting. Humbly describe your
achievements and let them speak for themselves.
4. Be realistic
There will be numerous issues if you attempt to upload a large file or even try to send it
to a possible boss. Use an HD camera or a smartphone if you can for high-quality video
output, and limit the length of your video to under a minute. So, if you need to email it
along with other job applications, the file size won't be too big.
Keeping your film professional doesn't imply you can't incorporate some style. Basic
video editing software can be used to trim some of the footage as well as add special
effects like fade-outs, transitions, and title cards, though this is not usually necessary.
● When to pause a video
Even while you could be thrilled about the idea of making a video resume, there are
some circumstances in which it is simply inappropriate.
No amount of dramatic music, special effects, or fade-ins will make up for your lack of
qualifications for the position. Being marginally underqualified is one thing; failing to
meet even the most basic requirements of the job is quite another.
Additionally, it's generally best to omit the video resume if it won't strengthen your
application. It is a waste of time to invest a lot of time in anything that won't assist you
to land the job. It is preferable to narrow your employment search and tailor your
● The benefits of video resumes for some employers
From the perspective of the employer, a video resume may give job applicants a lot of
freedom to sell themselves in the best possible way, just like a conventional print or web
resume does. Additionally, in a time that is increasingly visual, companies can use video resumes as a
quick method to scan a pool of candidates. Hiring managers have the ability to watch,
listen, understand, and decide based on information presented visually