Make a video is not alway suitable for every job.
Video CV is worth considering
How to make a video CV latest trends – while they are not suitable for every job, a video CV is worth considering for areas of work where personality is essential. With a bit of creative flair, a video CV can enhance your job prospects in a way that would be impossible with a little paper CV.
Video CV’s are more of filming world industry. However, they have cornered a niche in the world of recruitment in recent years.
If the job that you are applying for suits, why not break from the traditional approach of paper CV and try the multimedia CV of a video.
Here’s’ some things to think about when going about creating your video application.
Make sure the Video is no more than 2 – 3 minutes maximum.
Develop your Video CV like a story (beginning, middle, and end)
Make sure you leave contents details at the end of the Video, email address, phone number, and any social or media sites you are on or have.
Don’t just read from a script, show your personality and smile.
Show your Video to family, friends, and colleagues before you send it off, make sure you get objective and honest feedback.
Label your Video and address it to the person as you would on a paper CV, make sure you enclose a hard copy of your CV for quick reference to your details.
Make sure the Video is bright, with good lighting and focused.
You can get free software to do the job – Microsoft Movie Maker on Windows, to Apple iMovie on Macs, Zwei-Stein, and Wax which you can download for free.
The pitfalls to consider
Few employers will expect a Video CV; there is a danger they might not watch it all.
It takes more time to watch a Video, then to read or cast your eye over a paper CV.
Getting all of the vital information across in 2 – 3 minutes can be difficult, showcasing your personality, skills, career and educational history to good effect.
The most significant issue about a Video CV is on the grounds of discrimination. Some HR specialist and solicitors are not keen on them as they could open the floodgates to the potential for all sorts of trouble.
Although they have been around for some years, a specific job role would make more sense to apply a Video CV, if using for a media job, no better way to show off your knowledge and skills than engaging the tools that you talk about.
A few application methods can beat the Video CV, but not many.
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