Summer is finally here, the Covid-19 vaccine is slowly bringing back our normal life, and new job opportunities are appearing. If during the pandemic you lost your job, or if you are looking for a different position, it seems that things could gradually normalize. What advice should you keep in mind if you want to get your video resume right?
Not only are there new jobs emerging now that many businesses are reopening, but in many states enhanced unemployment benefits available are no longer available. For these reasons, many are going to job interviews to recover the salary they lost during the pandemic. What 5 Tips should you follow if you want to get your video resume right?
A video resume will be necessary when it is required by the recruiter, or you may choose to add one to your resume if it is long or if you want to make a more personalized application.
A video resume is a short video you make to introduce yourself to your potential employer that is often submitted together with a resume and cover letter to highlight your skills and experience. To be effective it should be somewhere between 30 seconds and two minutes long.
Here are some tips to consider before recording your video resume:
1. Focus on a specific topic.
As your video resume should be short, it’s most effective to choose a single experience or skill to focus on
2. Discuss something you left out of your application.
There may be something you didn’t mention in your resume and that you feel would make you more fit for the job. You may have a “generic” resume and adapt the video according to each specific job offer.
3. Dress professionally.
Consider dressing just as you would do to go to a job interview. Wear neat, workplace-appropriate attire, such as business casual clothing.
4. Take care of the background.
It is also important to take into account what your potential employer will see in the background of your video. Look at everything carefully before you start filming.
5. Review the employer’s guidelines.
If it is the employer who asks for a video resume, be sure to follow any instructions they give for content, length, editing, or submission.