There is quite a bit of buzz around video resumes these days but before you hit the record button, read through these tips to make sure you have maximum impact.
A video resume is not the time to "wing it" you need to know what information you want to get across and how you are going to do it.
The areas you should be covering include:
It is similar to answering the "Tell me about yourself" question in an interview. Make sure at the end of the video, the view knows who you are, what you do, who you work with, how you help them and your direction moving forward.
You want each viewer to be engaged and get to the end of your video. Recruiters and hiring managers are notoriously short of time so keep it to 3 minutes. While that is a small amount of time, you can get a lot of information across.
Once you've created your script, start practicing. Do this in front of a mirror, or better yet, record your practice sessions so you can watch them after. Things you need to be aware of include your body language, facial expressions and hand gestures, your tone of voice and the speed you are talking and how it sounds overall. If it sounds scripted and stiff, keep practicing and fine tuning until it is more conversational and engaging.
Get dressed like you are going for an interview. Make sure your outfit is perfect (and doesn't blend into your background) and don't forget the small details like your hair and nails. For more tips on personal presentation, click here. https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/interview-dress-codes-stacey-gleeson
Make sure when you are filming to have a solid (clean) wall or a tidy and professional environment behind you. You are the star of this video and the focus should be on you.
Keep in mind, your video resume does not replace a written resume. Video resumes are short and concise, they are a great way of introducing yourself and engaging with the hiring manager. Include a link to your video resume in your written resume to add extra impact and engagement.
The Social Hire team never just do social media.
The social media marketers in our company are the best in the business at helping our partners enhance their online marketing. We outline and implement cutting-edge social media marketing plans that help our customers realise their organisational objectives and further their social media presence. Our experienced team of digital experts do your social media strategy creation and management in an uncomplicated monthly plan that is cost-effective and is genuinely useful, whatever results you demand from your marketing team.
Our team of managers are a team that assists our partners improve their digital presence by producing online marketing services on a regular basis. Our service is transparent and economical, which ensures that you get a great service and results that make a difference when you utilise our services. We arrange many different marketing services for enterprises from small businesses to large corporations to help make the most of of your company's digital and social marketing.
You might like these blog posts How to Improve your Workplace Productivity in 5 Easy Steps, How To Win At Social Media Branding, How to Make Everyone Excited about Your Wellness Program [Infographic], and Five New Guerilla PR Techniques for Small Businesses.