Thursday, 16 December 2010

How to Prepare for and Make a Video Résumé

Video résumés are fast becoming the trend. Making one is still as detailed as writing a curriculum vitae.

Wear a suit and choose the colors carefully. Avoid white and choose shades of blue and other pastel colors.
Put a curtain over you background or shoot your video against an empty wall.
Groom yourself properly, put on make-up, fix your hair and clean your hand nails especially if you speak with hand gestures.
Give a brief but catchy introduction. Capture the viewer’s attention and don’t waste time. Get down to the reasons why they should hire you.
Include important information from your CV and answer a few common interview questions. Do not dwell on details; everything should be concise and sharp.
Give your contact information at the end of your 2-3 minute video.
Partner your video with a printed résumé when you send it to your prospect employers.

1 comment:

  1. You forgot to mention that a video resume will increase your chance for hire by 30% or more... If you'd like to try I'm happy to send you a link.